The toughest part of life is taking decisions. Unfortunately all our life we will be constantly facing this dilemma because almost all the time we are blessed with choices and we have to decide what to choose. Remember the battle with the alarm every morning when it is time to wake up? Confused about what to have for breakfast / what to wear etc.? On hindsight, each one of them is a minor decision as compared to the major decisions you have to make regarding your career, your future, your savings, your life partner etc. Yet there is one decision that you need to make that would determine how you are perceived by the world at large and one that will decide your fundamental happiness; the decision to be yourself.
Being yourself seems to be the easiest thing to do but in reality it is very tough because
You seek acceptance of all what you do or say
You would ideally like to project a picture perfect picture of yourself
You would like to have an impact or influence on the people and the world around.
However it is possible to find greater acceptance of the person you are, project yourself in more favorable light and leave your footprints on the sands of time. What you need to do is groom yourself right, develop the right social skills and values systems, iron out your weaknesses and then when you project yourself it is a well rounded personality that comes to the fore.
Here are a couple of things that one must focus upon so as to comfortably be yourself and find acceptance by many and also touch many lives.
1. Cultivate good manners
2. Enhance your vocabulary and communication skills
3. Be truthful
4. Groom yourself well / dress appropriately
5. Learn to appreciate and compliment
6. Develop empathy
7. Control your temper
8. Keep calm no matter what the crisis
9. Be respectful no matter what the provocation
- How would you want people to describe you after they have frequently interacted with you?
- Name three people other than your family members who have had a profound impact on you?
- If you were to be marooned on an island which person personally known to you would you prefer to be your companion on that island.
- What is the one most endearing quality you seek in a person who you consider your friend.
- If in a sudden crisis who is the person you would reach out to first ?
- Your best friend is in serious trouble with the law. You are aware that he is guilty. How and what and when would you communicate with him/ her?
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