How To Create The Ideal You

The Ideal You
We are responsible for our own actions and most of us would agree that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible to control the actions of others. 
We would probably also agree that to a large extent, we have the power to create positive changes in our own lives that would make us healthier, more successful, and bring more joy to our lives. 
If this is true then why do so many of us fall short of accomplishing these goals?
In order to grow stronger you must first objectively examine your weaknesses and develop a life map, or corrective action plan to guide you on your quest to improve or enhance your performance.
Stop for a second and take an honest look at yourself and your life.
I often to tell my coaching clients to "See things as they really are"
If you could create the ideal you, what would you look like?
Write down the attributes or characteristics that the Ideal You would possess.
As you create your list remember one thing:
People who get what they want find the courage and the drive to go after what they want.
The Ideal Me
Did your list look something like this? 

Financially Independent

Now out of all of the things that you’ve listed, which ones can you control?

Which one will provide the greatest benefit?

Manage what you can manage and don’t worry about the rest.
Worrying about things that you cannot control only drains your energy and takes your mind off of the things that you should be focusing on.

Do You Already Possess Any Of These Qualities?
Yes, is there room for improvement? 

No, what’s stopping you or holding you back?
Nobody’s perfect, but we all have good qualities and by the same token we all possess a certain amount of bad qualities or undesirable behaviors that we would like to change.

So what are your strengths, what is it that you do really well?
How is it that you are able to do so well in these areas?
Figure out what you are good at and use it to create the Ideal You!
Do not allow your weaknesses to overshadow your strengths.