Find Yourself or Create Yourself? It's a Choice for Leaders!

By: Robert White Tuesday June 25, 2013 comments

"Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself."

                                                              George Bernard Shaw

I’ve been working a lot recently with the concepts around identity – how it both serves our purpose, vision and values and how it limits us in those same areas.  How it serves our total experience of life and how it limits us.

(I write somewhat revealingly about this in the book where I’m a contributing author, “Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments” available by clicking here.)

This notion by Sir Bernard Shaw that instead of the passive “finding yourself,” we have a choice to be active and create the life we wish to live …. is enormously attractive to me and I suspect to you.

Why not actively create the live we were born to live?  Well ……. Why not?

Your comments are, as always, welcome here.  I’d love to learn your perspective on this or any subject that you want to discuss.

With love and respect,

P. S. If you're a Colorado resident, please join me for tomorrow (Thursday, the 27th) night's "Guy's Night Out" to benefit suicide prevention for adult men.  It will be great fun and you can learn the details and register at  Be sure to let me know you're coming so we can connect.

Robert White

About the Author: Robert White

Robert White is a Speaker, Author, Leadership Trainer and Executive Mentor who teaches the art and science of mastering executive challenges. He specializes in integrating a heart centered, result-oriented and transformational leadership approach to being effective. His experience includes founding and leading companies doing high-impact experiential learning events with over one million graduates.

Robert’s culture change work has been praised by corporations like JPMorganChase, Progressive Insurance, Duke Energy and The American Cancer Society.

Additionally top business experts and authors Ken Blanchard, Jimmy Calano, Kathy Gardarian, and Robert Wright, plus thousands of training and mentoring clients, have endorsed his professional knowledge and skills.

Robert authored the best-seller “Living an Extraordinary Life” available in English and Mandarin. He is a contributing author to “Being Fuller” a compilation from students of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller and “One World, One People,” a photo journal of mankind’s journey to oneness.

Today you’ll find him speaking at conferences, hosting masterminds, mentoring today’s emerging business leaders and teaching everything he knows about fostering entrepreneurial success and building an entrepreneurial mindset in established, growth-oriented companies.

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