What do you want to be known for? A question some of us never ask ourselves, but we should. And we should ask it everyday.
Do you want to be known as a problem solver, someone who is reliable and others can go to when in need of help? Do you want to be the person who gets the job done, or someone who allows others to take the lead?
It is important to think of how others perceive you and what your accomplishments say about you. It is not about being the most liked or popular, but about giving off the right type of energy and being the best version of yourself. If you want to be known for sitting back and watching others do the work, that’s fine. Keep doing it. But most people want to be known for something more. They want to be a good person and they want others to perceive them as strong, hard working and caring individuals.
The first step in this process is to know what you are passionate about. If you love animals, begin to volunteer for a shelter and take action to help animals in need. Not only will you be know as the person who loves animals, but also the person who really does something. You’ll be known as a compassionate, hard working individual who takes the time to make a difference.
If you are passionate about writing, begin a blog or start writing a book. If you are passionate about the outdoors, spend time outside and clean up your community. If you love food, be the person who tries new recipes/restaurants and shares them with friends. It is about taking action. Don’t sit back and let life pass you by. Get up and go take part in whatever makes you happy. Before you know it, people will begin to associate you with positive traits. You may even surprise yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone.
This question was brought up in a recent interview I had with Jack Horner, President at Hornercom. He mentioned we should all ask ourselves this question everyday. And he is right! It will help you get out of bed every morning and set goals for yourself. It will help you become more involved with your passions and meet more like-minded people. Asking yourself this can help you not only in your personal life, but it could also advance your career.
Personally, I want to be known as a self-motivated person. Someone who stands up for my beliefs and works to create positive change within communities. I want to be known as a problem-solver, a go-to person when others are in need of a creative idea or new perspective. And ultimately, I want to be known as a good friend. Someone who is always willing to listen, willing help others out when they are in need, and someone who can always put a smile on your face with my sarcastic witty humor. I am passionate about animals and I volunteer at Last Chance Ranch animal rescue in Quakertown, PA. I also attend many fundraising events for Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. I am passionate about writing, hence trying to keep up with my personal blog despite the craziness of life. By embracing my passions, I have become the person I want to be known as and I accomplish thing I want to be known for.
So, I’ll ask you one last time. What do you want to be known for? And what are you doing to make it happen?