It’s a common saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have.” The statement is simple, yet so deep in meaning. I personally notice the reaction of folks when I ride the subway dressed casually vs. dressed up with a shirt, tie and jacket. I get more smiles, I am bumped a bit less on the train and maybe even offered up a seat. It’s a different mindset even for me entirely as well. I feel better about myself, carry myself with a bit more stature and, overall, I am more confident.
Recently, I came across a post on Instagram that read, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it. It’s now how your life is, it’s how you live it.” This is literally the key to life. Boom! Follow it and you will live long and prosperous. If only it were that easy.
In a general sense, I grew up being told to follow directions and stay in line and your time will come. This may work for some, but the majority will only get but so far. On the other hand, a small faction of us are raised to defy the rules, rewrite them and grab opportunities. I think this is the difference between those who do well in life and those who own the companies of those who do well.
I know that I will be successful because there is no other option for me. If you say you are a boss, then act and be the boss. If you are a CEO, then dress the part and claim that title. When you start acting like it, others treat you as such. In the end what will they really have to say? You are who you say you are.
lives by one word: achievement. in anything and everything, achieve.