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Who You Are Today

By Doug Franklin January 12, 2010

Many of us have been using the new year to make goals and think about the future. We all have an idea of who we want to be in the future. We would like to be creative, better leaders or more intentional. I often here 20-somethings tell me who they want to be when they are 30 or 40 years old. The truth is, who you are going to be in the future depends on what you do today. If you want to be a creative type in the future, spend time this afternoon being creative – set aside 30 minutes to think about how your programing can be more engaging and motivating. Think of ways to inspire that have never been used before. If you want to be a better leader, offer to lead anything that’s available. The only way to be a better leader is to practice. Whoever you want to be ten years from now, be that person this afternoon and I promise you that ten years from now you will be who you want to be.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More