One way to tell if you’re stuck is a lingering sense of dissatisfaction without a clear solution or path. I have to confess. Whenever I get stuck, I mean, really stuck, I ask myself, “What would Robert Redford do?”
When I’m nervous or fearful about the outcome of a situation, I search for a glimpse of how I envision Robert Redford would act in my exact situation. When I visualize him in my shoes, I feel more grounded and certain. How could I not be? I have now become a persona of how I view Robert Redford: confident, courageous, authentic, articulate, wise, and calm.
- Who is your ideal role model, living or dead, real or imagined, with whom you identify?
- What experiences, capabilities, characteristics, values, and beliefs make this person an ideal role model for you?
- How might you personify and allow the traits of your role model to emerge from yourself? What do you need to learn and unlearn to enable this to happen?
- What stretch goals do you have that your new-found persona can readily achieve? Specifically, what bold action will you now take?
Napoleon Hill once said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
I believe in you. Do you?
Written By: Clyde C. Lowstuter