I never want to say that people’s opinion of me or people’s opinion of my product don’t matter. They matter. But, my opinion of me matters most. Because I know I’m gonna be honest about it,
A compass for your thoughts, words, and actions.
The heart of self discovery involves becoming aware of our thoughts, emotions and response patterns. Whether an executive or parent, how you think about events directly links to how you respond to them. A personal philosophy is a statement, usually 25 words or less, that articulates your guiding principles in life. It is the foundation for an optimal mindset, one that is completely unique to you.
Part of the self discovery journey involves the ability to articulate what guides you and what you stand for. The beauty of it is that no one can do it for you, and no one can take it away. We’ve found that writing down your personal philosophy and sharing it with others can accelerate the process of self discovery.
Generating a personal philosophy takes time. It can be challenging to articulate on the first attempt. Find words and phrases that describe the principles that guide your thoughts, your words and your actions. Every word or phrase in your personal philosophy should have a very special or personal meaning to you, be true, authentic and feel great. Keep in mind that your personal philosophy isn’t something that is set in stone, and as you work to refine your philosophy it can be changed at any time.
What are the most significant principles that guide your actions?
Who are some of the people you admire and which traits do you admire about them? It could be someone you know personally, professionally, or someone who is well-known globally.
What are some of the great thoughts or ideas that have helped shape your world view? This could be song lyrics, quotes from inspirational people, lines in a book that have been meaningful, or something a teacher said when you were younger that stuck with you.