How we perceive others is based purely on perspective. If we have negative pre-conceptions, thoughts and intentions than most likely we will see others within that frame of mind. What I mean by this is I have lived a time in my life where I saw myself as I currently was: an uneducated, homeless and uninspired bump on a log. It is easy to look at ourselves in a negative way when we have things like that going on in our life.
But how could I have ever expected my low perspective to change if I wasn’t willing to change my perception? It sounds simple but like many other people, I over-complicated the process by my need for validation. I perceived myself as a failure because due to learned behavior I believed only being told I am good enough by another person would mean I had self-worth. Being an outcast was a badge of honor for me so in my mind, why would ever consider a life of a straight and narrow existence? Turns out, we can truly be whoever we want to be (within reason, I mean I will likely not be an astronaut) and all we have to do is believe in ourselves and frame our actions into those of a work magnet and not a work horse. If we believe we can accomplish something, then we have already won half the battle!
This business card means the world to me. Not because I think it will convince others I’m serious about this project and my work. These business cards are just another one of many ways I have convinced myself I’m serious about my work and who I want to be. I’m taking myself as serious as a professional should. If other people agree with me then that is pretty cool too.
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