"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
Life is about living in such a way that you are continually moving towards the next best version of yourself. Regardless of the position that you hold in life, it is critical to evaluate yourself honestly related to where you can be, where you should be, and what possibilities lie ahead. As a young man, I was given the advice to continuously invest in my own learning so that I was always ready to move forward. Before I was a manager, I was advised to read The One Minute Manager. Before I was in sales as a professional, I was advised to read books on sales. Before I was a leader, i was challenged to read several books on how to lead and influence. With each of these books, as well as with the seminars and training programs that I went through, the foundation of what I believed about life, about others, and about those topics was challenged.
We are who we are because of the foundational beliefs that we have. Those beliefs create our thought patterns, which create our behavioral patterns, which create our results. Because we identify ourselves by the beliefs that we have, we see ourselves as the sum total of those beliefs. To sacrifice what we are / who we are is to fundamentally shift our beliefs about life and about ourselves. The day that I embraced the idea that there was always something else for me to learn was the day that I began to truly grow. That was the day that I began be willing to, at any moment, sacrifice what and who I was, in order to become who I could be.
What is the potential that is inside of you right now? What will "You 2.0" look like? I see the potential in you. I see the possibility of that next level in you! Do you?
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Educator * Motivator * Entertainer
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.