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Be the type of person you would like to meet

Anja
Software Engineer | Linux fan | lawyer | Sharing what I'm learning 😊
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How can you be like the type of person you would like to meet? I have been thinking of people that inspire me and what they have in common. They all have these character traits: courageous, persistant, self-confident and optimistic. Analyzing who inspires you can show you what kind of person you want to be.

So lets break it down into action steps you can do to get closer to your β€œideal self”:

  1. Write down the people that inspire you most
  2. Find their common character traits
  3. Pick out a few traits you want to have
  4. Write these traits down somewhere you can revisit them regularly
  5. Analyze your behaviour by e.g. looking back to your week every Sunday and ask yourself if you acted accordingly to your desired traits
  6. If you didn’t act like your ideal self, write down what you can do to match it and act like that next time

Who inspires you and which character traits are you working on? Have a nice day. :)

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Matt Curcio

A,
I think this post begs the question.
WHO would you like to meet? Who do you admire?

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Anja Author • Edited

A lot of people, to name a few: Derek Banas(YouTuber) for his coding knowledge, Emma Watson for her self-confidence and social engagement, my great-aunt for being a sunshine personality... What about you? :)

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Matt Curcio • Edited

Interesting.
If we are talking 'Live or Dead' then one would be Charles Darwin for his amazing travels. Others would include Abraham Lincoln to ask about his struggles and Ray Kurzweil for his thoughts on computers and atheism. There is not enough time. ;)

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Ganesh Sharma

Just a thought: Wouldn't trying to be the person we'd like to meet end up in a race condition?

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Anja Author

Could you specify what you mean? 😊

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Ganesh Sharma

Ex: A wants to meet B, B wants to meet A. Now if A goes to become B, once he's B, he would want to meet A and thus become A.
(Inspired by Finite Automata)

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Anja Author

Haha Ok I see πŸ˜„

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Lakshya Khatri

Thanks for this @anja πŸ™Œ

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Margo McCabe

Cool idea, it's like a spin-off of the golden rule. Thanks for sharing!