The word "becoming" is a powerful word and carries with it tremendous clues to the journey we are all on toward reaching our potential. Interestingly, the word “becoming” has its origin in Old English as “be-cuuman” whose literal meaning is “to come into being!” This means that the life and career changes we experience are often inevitable, but we can transform them into incubators which to help us “come into being”. John Maxwell states, change is inevitable but growth is optional.
Becoming therefore really is about the evolution of you, and quite frankly, that is something that takes time and involves a process and a plan. However, "becoming" is intricately tied together with "putting away", thoughts, behaviors and emotions that prohibit growth. Too often we assume we can achieve success or become our better selves without discarded the inhibitors of greatness.
Most of us will never be literal kings and queens but, in each of us there exist variables and intangibles that make us potentially great. Our ability to move and grow beyond the moment or the event is the necessary evolution to ultimately come into being.
Steps To Becoming:
Focus on becoming not just the event.
Identify your absolutes and unchangeable values.
What are the things that must change in order for you to become (habits, attitudes, mindsets, systems etc.)?
Set a clear growth strategy to become.
Keep Learning and You Will Become!
BE AUDACIOUS, BE AUTHENTIC, BE AWESOME!
Kelvin is the author of Audacious Authenticity: Leading and Living With Congruency, a serial entrepreneur, podcast host, retired pastor of 17 years and leadership expert, who provides timeless strategies on building leadership capacity, creating team synergy and increasing your organizations performance and productivity.