I put the word “try” in the title as realistically that is what I am doing. To say it is a done deal. Completed. Always. Well, if one of the rules I try and live by is being authentic than……try is in the title.
I am the first to admit I have lots of fault and I’m a work in progress. One thing I do try and maintain is to be authentic. I don’t think I’m someone who puts on airs or shows up as someone they are not. I received what I consider a compliment of “thank you for being candid.” That meant a lot as I am someone who will give you my honest opinion if asked. It might not be what you want to hear but it is my opinion. For me this is part of being authentic. Showing up with my faults and strengths. My whole package.
Another rule I live by is to be a cheerleader and part of your tribe. I want to support, encourage and pass you that water as you run by towards the next goal post. I love to hear people’s dreams and plans. I’m someone who will listen and brain storm with you. Give me research to do and time to mull over your possibilities and opportunities. This is also something I find energizing – listening to people’s passions and if I can help them make them a reality.
Commitment. If I start something I finish it. It might not be great and definitely will be a @#$&@ first draft but it will be completed. If I sign up for a course I finish it. It might not be my thing and that is okay. Now I know, but I still will finish it out. People have put their time and energy in offering it and they deserve my commitment once I sign up to see it through. Commitment is big for me – I guess I also associate it as giving my word. If I say I will show up it is a done deal. I have a hard time with people that don’t follow through when they give their word – but that would be another post and another rant.
So my three rules I try and live by are: 1) be authentic 2) be a cheerleader (supporter of dreams) and 3) commitment (my word is extremely important to me).
What 3 rules do you live by?
You can always start now!