A few weeks ago I was witness to an incredible conversation concerning being inspired by and growing into your future you. We all have that person we want to become and questions on how to get there. My idea was to know where you are going. Thus, the “Opi meme” was born.
The initial benefit to me was I had sat down and defined the future me. While this seems like a child’s fantasy playtime (and in some respects it is), it also proved to be a wonderful exercise in self development, goal setting, and prioritizing.
Then, in the fashion of meme’s, I tagged a few folks and they tagged a few more. A new benefit that I had not considered before appeared – I got to read other people’s “opi’s” – their desire for their future selves. It was very inspiring and informative. It is much easier to think big about yourself if those around you are thinking big too. And it is easier to achieve big when you are accountable to and supported by those same folks.
- When was the last time you thought big?
- Who are the people that support you in achieving big?
- Have you been the kind of manager, friend, person that encourages big?
Need some inspiration? These folks are full of it – inspiration, I mean! And try it – write an Opi of your own. You may surprise yourself.