Be all that you can be, but not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat content with my life with the way things are, but of course it's hard to think of anything else when there are real issues to be discussed.
Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
Yes we're all tied down with problems. Honestly it shouldn't bother or even hinder us to becoming all we should be. Aspirations we had as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or only as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks…or can you?
With that here are some questions you should ask yourself to help you be all you can be.
1. What do I really want?
This is the question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.
Finding something you are good at can help realize the small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.
2. Should I really change?
Today's generation has taken another level of redefining 'self', or at least that's what the kids are saying. Today’s teens have said that there are far worse things in live than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
If history has taught us one thing, it's the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies, Eighties, or even Nineties style wouldn't appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is one part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break-dancing, slam dancing, or whatever else they call dancing.
3. What's the bright side to all of this?
With so much happening around us there seems to be no room to even consider the light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny, and if it's a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!
4. Am I comfortable with what I'm doing?
There's always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes with which shoes, purse, shirt, pants, and whatnot. It doesn't take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we'll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.
5. Have I done enough for myself?
Have you? Or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you'll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.
6. Am I happy with where I am today?
It's an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving parent to your children, so take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!
7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?
Maybe I don't have an answer to that, but that doesn't mean I can't try it, though. Whether you get in shape, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even improve your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.
8. How much could I have?
I suppose in this case there is no such thing as having too much or too little, but it's more on how bad you really need it. I'd like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?
9. What motivates me?
What motivates you? It's an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many different things that can make everyone happy, but choosing that one thing may be the hardest part. It's not like you can't have just one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that's it. So try it piece by piece.
10. What Really Makes You Tick?
So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but realizing that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you must undergo, but it's something that you really want.
So if you can answer these 10 questions, you will be on your way to being all you can be, and not necessarily in the Army.
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