May 28, 2021

A "To Be or Not To Be" List

“One must know oneself. Even if it does not help in finding truth, at least it helps in running one’s life, and nothing is more proper.”
― Blaise Pascal

Don’t be…

  • Don’t be arrogant.
  • Don’t be impulsive.
  • Don’t be passive.
  • Don’t be lazy.
  • Don’t be soft.
  • Don’t be impatient.
  • Don’t be indecisive.
  • Don’t be unfeeling.

Instead be…

  • Be prepared.
  • Be observant.
  • Be logical.
  • Be calm.
  • Be confident.
  • Be brave.
  • Be humble.
  • Be kind.
  • Be strong.
  • Be adventurous.

There are hundreds of “be this” and “don’t be that” goals. Create a personal list and try to live up to it. Don’t make it about who you are. Make it about who you strive to be.