Identify Who’s Within. Are you wondering yet what this could possibly mean?
I know it sounds a little funny, but it comes from the title of the program: “The
Leadership SherpaSM Within.” Within you, that is. The first part of really becoming a
leader of your life is to truly identify, understand, and accept who you are. Take a long,
deep look inside of your yourself. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge the not-so-good
things you might find right along with all that is good.
Often, when we think of who we are, we are really only thinking about it in terms of
our egos. Ego is an idea we construct about who and what we are.
Dr. Wayne Dyer points out that there are 6 ego beliefs:
I am what I have.
I am what I do.
I am what others think of me.
I am separate from everyone.
I am separate from all that is missing in my life.
I am separate from God.
Identifying who’s within will take more than what is in our ego. It may “take some time
to recognize and readjust any or all of these six beliefs.”1 This is just the first step in the
In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey relates to us
what he and his wife went through. “We began to realize that if we wanted to change
the situation we first had to change oursleves. And to change ourselves effectively, we
first had to change our perceptions.”2 As you start this process and determine if there’s
a situation that needs to change, I invite you to be open to changing your perception.
The beautiful thing about this journey is that it is all about you.