To understand how to grow as a person and build a successful business, gain clarity on your purpose, and cultivate the habit of asking to receive what you need to achieve success. The calendar serves a crucial objective: it reminds you how far you’ve come in your journey toward fulfilling your purpose. It also reveals how much further you still need to go to create a meaningful impact and leave a legacy that matters.
How to grow as a person: Know “whose” you are
Take the time to go back through your goals and see all you have accomplished. Reflect on some of the things you said and did. After thousands of hours of conversation, you may only remember one percent of what was said, but you will remember how you felt. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously remarked.
You will only discover who you are if you know “whose” you are. Take the time to explore that and see where you currently are and where you are going. Consider how far you’ve come up to this point. Reminisce about your life through the last three years of the COVID-19 pandemic to realize how resilient you are.
Chase greatness to create a meaningful legacy
Are you good with how far you have come, or are you great? There is a big difference between good and great, and you may have left things on the table. When we leave something on the table, we deny our future generations the impact we could have by taking action today. The goal is to be able to tell our children and have our children tell their children, who in turn will tell their children. Chase the great to live a life of purpose.
In Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman,” Scroll VIII, he talks about increasing your value one hundredfold. To accomplish this, you must plant the seeds today and nurture and water them so they can grow and multiply. Then and only then will you be able to harvest what you have sown.
Ask and you shall receive in life and business
Matthew 7:7 says “Ask and You Shall Receive.” From this point on, make “ask” your preferred word and mode of action. I will ask for the business, the stages to speak on, the connections, and the friendships.
When you have done all the work and shown up repeatedly, you have earned the right to ask. It is in our best interest to go out and ask for what we deserve. If you are struggling with asking, look inside yourself and ask why. Recondition your thoughts, which will allow you to get past the struggle. When you have put in all the work, you go all in to ensure you receive the harvest.
- People never forget how you make them feel.
- “You have not because you ask not.”
- Good or great? There is a difference.
- It is important to not only know who you are but also “whose” you are.
- You reap what you sow.