Week 18 What would the person I intend to become, do next?

The big question that was given to our MKMMA class last week was… What would the person I intend to become, do next?”

Whoaza! I have spoken to several class members since and know this hit them as much as it hit me…or better said…knocked me over! It’s always comforting to know I am not alone when a doozy like that crosses my path.

What is one to do with a rocket question like that??

It immediately made me sit up taller, physically which was strange in and of itself… but emotionally taller for sure. That reaction was coupled with a stream of thoughts of things I could do…. that was good news I figured because after all these weeks….18 but who is counting? I had better come up with something!

It is like that question woke me to new action and I know I am already an action maker. So what gives? I turned to my trusty old favourites….what could I be doing  MORE  BETTER  DIFFERENT  or  LESS?

These 4 almost magic words have served me well in the past…both personally and professionally.  I use them often when I work with corpoarte leaders, and even personally with people who may get stuck from time to time.  Pretty much everything can get put into one of these 4 buckets.

So I found myself filling each bucket in the last few days…with ideas that the person I intend to become would do…..a little MORE of this. A little BETTER with that….A few odds and ends in the DIFFERENT bucket and in fact, I added the most in the LESS bucket.

The question sits with me all day, every day. I have it written on an index card and it stares at me! I made several cards with the same question so I will not be without it…desk, car, bathroom, nightstand. and refrigerator door.

I am happy to share the question with you too…..What would the person you intend to become, do next?


17 thoughts on “Week 18 What would the person I intend to become, do next?

  1. Lydia, yes, that is The Big One…I found myself using it a lot with others too this week, it is like a big stiff shot of Scotch: wakes you up 🙂

  2. You are so right, this question is a real shocker, and one that is hard to get my mind around. More – Better – Different – Less
    Your 4-word suggestion breaks it down for me, and helps me get my arms around the bigger, deeper question. Thanks so much for your help!

  3. It is quite the question. I have had some difficulty in answering it. I have been reading obituaries and find that people tend to be modest even in death. We should be able to proclaim our achievements. I have always felt that we should leave this earth a better place when we move on. That is one of the things we need to focus on. Great blog post!

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