Are You The New Man or Just Some Other Guy?
> > This is an excerpt from a previous post entitled “How to Be The New Man.” Enjoy.
The Other Guy: I feel lost and I can’t stand this nagging voice saying I’m not doing enough about it.
The New Man: I have direction. And if I lose my way, it’s not the end of the world. I’ll course correct.
The Other Guy: I don’t think I really like who I’ve become. I want to distract myself from the one person I spend all of my time with — ME.
The New Man: It’s fun being me. I have fun engaging others. The world is a playground and I’m here to have a blast and contribute something cool along the way.
The Other Guy: I’m exhausted from trying to emulate other “successful” guys. I wish someone would just tell me what to say and do.
The New Man: I know what I stand for. It’s in my bones. I’m exploring and expressing who I really am.
The Other Guy: I’m paralyzed when making decisions. There’s too many things to consider. I can’t commit.
The New Man: My decisions reflect what is most important in my life. My actions are in alignment with my values. It’s clear what to do. I do what needs to be done.
The Other Guy: I feel like a f*ck up. I don’t want to make a move because I may make another mistake.
The New Man: I’m resilient. Deep down I know that no matter what happens, I’ll recover and learn from it. I may eventually laugh at it, too.
The Other Guy: I have friends but I’m really alone. Those around me don’t hold me up to be the best I can be.
The New Man: I enjoy the support and challenge of others. If I need anything, I know I can count on my friends for help.
The Other Guy: I’m tired of trying to figure it all out on my own. I’m tired of starting so many things and never following through.
The New Man: I invest in myself, in my success. I find the resources, direction and accountability I need to persevere. I’m worth it.
The Other Guy: I play it safe. I play small. I hold back who I really am. I’m waiting for things to be different before I really step it up.
The New Man: I’m grounded, centered and I’m playing full out. This is the only life I’ve got. I may be dead tomorrow.
Which One Are You?
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