Often it is just a simple quote, a one liner that can prompt us to reflect, or resonate with us in some way. Profoundly connecting with who we are and making sense of what we are thinking or feeling. You’ll find some of the many one liners I love in ‘Just A Thought’
Sometimes a quote becomes more like a toolbox – something that you call upon to use regularly because it fulfills an ongoing role in self reflection, self development, self awareness and empowerment. If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)* as I am, or for anyone looking to build a successful life or business these quotes become essential tools to navigate through every day. You know they are important because you return to them regularly and each time they bring clarity and feel relevant to the work you do and the environments you are in.
Have you ever found a specific quote that seems to resonate so well with you that it keeps coming into your head even when you think you have forgotten all about it. Almost an anthem for your life?
One such toolbox quote that has formed the basis of many presentations, workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions that I’ve given over the the last decade or so, and made a significant impact in my own life. Indeed, it was quite literally life changing when I first came across it.
You may already be familiar with the philosopher Jim Rohn, especially those of you familiar with personal development books and network marketing, if not I would recommend him as essential reading/listening.
“You must constantly ask yourself these questions:
Who am I around?
What are they doing to me?
What have they got me reading?
What have they got me saying?
Where do they have me going?
What do they have me thinking?
And most important, What do they have me becoming?
Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?
Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change”
Ask yourself those questions right now... go on …. and, well, is it okay?
And if you are a leader in your organisation or work / live with others, maybe you are a parent… how about considering turning those words around a little and ask:
Who am I around? What am I doing to them? What have I got them reading? What have I got them saying? Where do I have them going? What do I have them thinking? And most important, what do I have thembecoming? Then ask yourself: is that Okay?
Be honest with yourself! If you aren’t where you want to be, these questions can make a big difference. If the people around you are struggling or challenging, could you be influencing that in some way?
What if you asked yourself these questions every day, regardless of how you feel, what difference could that make to you? I’d love to hear from you if you’ve used this toolbox quote in your own life or if you have another that has been helpful.
Thank you Jim Rohn!
Michelle Turner-Davidson is a speaker, trainer and mentor focusing on real life network marketing and work/life integration. Passionate about Human Beings versus human doings.