So I found an article this morning, that succinctly expresses what I’ve been going for with this healthier lifestyle.
How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good – by James Clear
In the article he summarizes that effectively, to become the person you want to be its not some massive, all or nothing action- Its the little things. If you say that you sketch all the time? Then sketch. No one said you had to finish them. No one is holding a gun to your head demanding perfection. Just… do. It can be 30 seconds, it can be 3 hours. The only thing you need to do, to authentically be the person you want to be is to do that thing for which you want to be known.
That’s not to say that certain choices in life aren’t without bigger steps. Its hard to declare yourself a chicken farmer if you’re living in an apartment in downtown. But the point is that given the layers of your identity:
- Your Identity – What you believe you are.
- Your Performance – What you actually do.
- Your Appearance – How others perceive you.
Who are you?
In a society made up of perception and observation, you don’t really have the final say in how people view you. But! You do have the ability to influence their opinion.
I want to be known for being a capable and loving partner. A good person all around. And able to go on a 50-100 mile hike at a moments notice… while knitting a scarf. 😛