“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be One.”
– Marcus Aurelius
Every day I’m getting a little closer…to being the person I want to be.
To be the example I want to be for my family and my daughter.
To handle situations the right way the first time. Instead of replaying the miscues over and over again.
I’ve slipped many times. I will slip many more.
But I’m making fewer of the same mistakes.
The journey is full of reflection, new choices, and new habits.
It is an active and conscious process.
Yes, focus is important – That provides clarity.
Yes, discipline has been critical – but that came out of managing my calendar and the natural energy of my circadian rhythm.
But perhaps the most important step on the journey is a softer skill.
I’ve learned to be more kind to myself and in turn, I’m more empathetic to others and getting back up has been easier.
February 21, 2021