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Life Guide for George Bernard Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.”

A George Bernard Shaw quote

Some Encouraging Thoughts

So many of us have been on a journey to ‘find ourselves’, whether that be physical or mental. Considering that the definition of the word “find” is to locate or obtain by search or effort, what exactly are we expecting to discover? Answers? Direction? A new me?

Instead of looking in earnest for a version of yourself that already exists, why not start from the beginning and build a brand new you? Who do you want to be? What life do you want to lead?

Now is the time to stop searching and start creating!

Today’s Simple Steps

1. Visualise the best person you can be for a few moments.

Imagine your best friend or closest family member telling you how fantastic you are, how the person you have become is an inspiration. Let them describe the person you have become.

2. Write a short note that describes your future self.

Start with “I am a person who… ” and include the traits or actions that make you so special.

3. Commit to being that person and take at least one step towards your creation TODAY.

Focus on simple changes and easy wins initially.

Don’t forget to use the Enliven Technique to help with your focus and visualisation!

And for even more impact

Read your ‘future self’ description every morning

When you awaken, think of one action per day that will help you become the person you want to become.

About the Author

George Bernard Shaw, born 1856, was an Irish playwright whose influence on theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death in 1950 and far into the future. Shaw’s “Pygmalion” has become the playwright’s most famous comedy thanks to its musical adaptation into “My Fair Lady”.