Just listened to Tom Ziglar, the son of Zig Ziglar, talk about one of the concepts his father coined, the concept of Be – Do – Have, as stated in this quote:
“You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar
The idea is, that you’ve got to figure out who you want to Be before you Do. Once you know who you are Being, it’s time to start to figure out how to Do in a way that matches your Being. Take action from there, and once you Do from that place of Being, you will Have what you want and need.
Or so the theory goes anyway. And you know what, I kind of like that. Being grounded in who I am, how I want to show up in the world. Then anchoring all my actions in that, or at least try to. And you know what, the person I want to Be is a kind person, so whenever I stumble and fall in Doing, which I do all the time, I try to be gentle with myself. For me, that’s important, as that wasn’t part of who I used to be.
What do you want to Have?
What do you have to Do to get what you want to Have?
Who do you have to Be in order to Do that which will get you what you want to Have?
Where will you place your focus?