his week in class I finished reading the book “The Ministry of Business: How Correct Principles Magnify Business Success,” written by Steven A. Hitz with James W. Ritchie. Some of the principles in this book I heard before and it was good for me to review and remind myself of them. Some of the principles, such as the Personal Constitution, were new to me.
What most impressed me with the idea of a Personal Constitution is the idea of self reflection. This is not something I usually do, but it is an important step in writing this document. As I wrote my Personal Constitution, I found a place I could be alone. What I put in it was my decision and only mine to make. My family, friends, and others I meet can tell me who I should be or what I should be, but ultimately that choice is mine. I am the one who can take the action to make the change. No one else can do that for me.
As I wrote my ideas, made me think of how I wanted to live my life. I always knew I wanted to be a good person, but this week I had to be more specific about what a “good person” does. I had to think about what qualities and values are the most important in my life and then set goals to achieve those values.
While I did write up my Personal Constitution and now have a map direction what person I want to become, I still have a long way to go before I become that person. I know I am not there yet, but as I work on it with daily tasks, I will one day become that person.