Monday, September 19, 2011

Being and Becoming

This weekend I heard a really great quote that I think pertains to, well, everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, really, or what is your religion, profession, life goal, this quote works for all of us.

“We become what we want to be by being what we want to become.” ~Richard G. Scott (a Mormon apostle)

The person who shared the quote called it a riddle, but I’m thinking that’s about as clear a statement as they get. If I want to be a good mom, be a good mom (in every way possible for ME). If I want to be beautiful, be beautiful (in action, deed, self confidence—every way under my control). If I want to have a thousand friends, be a friend to a thousand people. If I want to be a bestselling author, act like I already am one. Write every day, and submit like acceptance is just around the corner.

In other words, look to the future and see where I want to be in a year—or five, ten, fifteen years—and I put myself there. Act accordingly.

In other words, I stand up and stand out.

So there you go. A quote to live by. My good deed for the day is done. Carry on.

*Don't miss out on your chance to win a prize simply for doing a good deed.


Carolyn V said...

Agreed. ;)

Windy Aphayrath said...

What a great quote! Thanks for sharing :) ... now then, to start "being" the lottery-winning-NYT-bestselling-world's-best-mom/wife/daughter/sister/niece/granddaughter/cousin-there-ever-was. do you think that might be too much? ;)

Angie said...

That's a great quote! Thanks, Nichole.

J.R. Johansson said...

Great post. Love it. Be what you want to be. I'm all about that. :) Thanks!

Rachelle said...

Excellent quote. Words to live by. Thanks for sharing.