“Who do you really want to be?”

“Being the person you want to show the world is all about making decisions each moment of the day. ” - Tadayoshi Inoue

Have you ever asked yourself “Who do I want to be in this life?” I mean who do you really want to be. Not what job you have or what you look like. But who do you want to show up as in your life?

Most of us don’t really ask this question on a daily basis. I try to ask this of myself each morning when I am brushing my teeth or doing my normal morning routine. I don’t always expect an answer but I do expect to raise the question. 

What I don’t want to do is just cruise by life and lolly gag around hoping for good days and hoping for nice things to happen to me. That seems unreliable to me. Instead I expect to find wonderful things and I have to set an intention as to what kind of man I am going to show up as in every interaction that I have. 

Just setting an expectation or intention for me helps me focus myself in a way that will encourage the kind of interactions that I like to have. After all don’t we make everything up in this life. We decided something is good or bad and we then use these things as our excuses to feel whatever way we have decided to feel. 

What if I decided to leave any excuses behind and just feel good. What if I decided to not look at the bad stuff in you or me or in this world. And instead focused on those aspects of my experience that please me the most? Wouldn’t my days be a lot more predictable and pleasing? 

This is a power that we all have. It is a choice and a decision that we all decided to make when we lean into our excuses for sadness or our reasons for whatever we are experiencing. We can just as easily decided something else. This is what I try to do. I hope you will to. 

Picture: My beautiful daughter Kiana on the beach at Waikiki 

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.