How about a Being List? Who will you be this week? Might as well try it.
Here’s a modest example:
- A dad to my son
- A caring husband
- A servant leader, who leaves a place looking better than I found it, and leaving someone feeling better than I found them
- Someone who trusts God, and trusts in something much bigger than himself
- Someone who reaches out to somebody else that is hard for me to connect with
- Someone who will give something without concern over what I’ll get back
- A trusting business partner, who follows the advice of those who have gone before me
- A remover of my own excuses
- A person who prays for people I don’t understand instead of bemoaning them
- A person who likes what he is becoming and is thankful for what he has
It’s not easy to make a list like this at first. I found myself reverting many times to a “do” and “don’t” list. There’s nothing wrong with a Do-list (and things still need to get done), but for me it is important to balance what I do and what I am. If I’m more aware of what I’m doing and what I want to do, I can be more aware of who and what I want to become, and vice versa.
No matter what I do, I’m going to be something. I will become what I have done up to that point. If I know what I want to be, it will guide me as to what I must do in order to get there. And it starts in this moment, which is the only one I actually have.
That is an encouraging thought. 😉