I listen to this podcast, Impact Theory, that helps people to embrace and engage in growth in their personal and professional lives. The head dude, Tom Bilyeu, (IMPACT THEORY) interviews kick ass people and asks them they lead their engaged, evolving, and vibrant lives. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to be motivated and encouraged to live more fully and aware lives.
One thing he promotes is having integrity in all you do. Integrity looks different for everyone, but it’s key to decide what is important to you so you know what you stand and live for. He encourages people to fill in this statement:
I’m the kind of person that…
He’s referring to what makes up your habits, values, joys and beliefs. I also extended this as it relates to qualities I value in relationships.
Here is what I came up with:
I’m the kind of person that…
-turns my phone off at 9 pm in order to create a space of peace at the end of the day
-Doesn’t watch T.V. during the week so that I’m more focused, productive, and engaged with my work and relationships
-meditates,writes, and prays daily before I turn my phone on.
-needs times to rest and reflect each day by myself in order to ground and recover
-breathes thru discomfort
-eats junk food and watches t.v. when I'm tired
-gets discouraged and cries when I'm sick and tired at times
-tenaciously finds my way through trials, coming out stronger and wiser on the other side
-values growth and learning and trying to new things
-craves new experiences and living outside of my comfort zone
-hates stagnancy and values movement toward goals and life-giving activities
-prays to God for help and guidance in order to live from a place of love and compassion
-values authenticity, vulnerably, and honesty in relationships even when it's hard
-values relationships and connections but is equally comfortable being by myself
-reflects the energy and values of the people I am around
-connects with and cares for people from all walks of life
-naturally plans and analyzes but is my best when I let things be and don't give a fu*k
-loves the F word
-loves being silly and weird AF
-feels whole when I’m in nature
- appreciates cleanliness and order but is ok with disorder and chaos sometimes
-takes the alternative approach at all costs for my health
-values living and traveling overseas and connecting with other cultures and makes that happen as often as possible
-never wanted to grow up
-is good at making decisions but likes when other people can make decisions for me as well
-does things as efficiently and effectively as possible, sometimes to a fault
-is not afraid to speak up or ask for what I want
-stands up for injustice
-loves to encourage people through words, touch, and acts of service.
-SEES and LOVES people
This exercise was a helpful reminder that increased my awareness of who I am and who/what I’m working towards. It has opened up the dialogue with loved ones and continues to create deeper connections. It has reminded me of habits I live in that aren’t as healthy and life-giving as I want to be living in.
I Encourage you to do your own form of this exercise and take it in the direction you want. And then continue to Go Boldly in life-giving habits and values; being willing to shift areas that need shifting to create and make room for more connection, love, and health in yourself and with others.