“Try to live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.”
– Raymond Burr, former TV personality
Image from Flickr by Marcalz.
Wishful thinking sounds like a pretty good strategy. It conveys a positive, future-oriented perspective. What could possibly be wrong with that?
Consider for a moment how often you wish others in your professional and personal life would:
- Follow through on their promises
- Treat others with respect
- Keep an open mind
- Work harder
… you get the idea.
Unfortunately, this wishful thinking has almost no influence on others. Instead, Raymond Burr is suggesting we point the finger currently focused on others back toward ourselves, where we can take 100% responsibility for our lives.
How can you do an even better job walking your own talk to achieve the life you’ve always wanted?