I wished someone told me this when I was twenty-one...
Updated: Nov 20
On Wednesday, I was staring at a group of twenty-ones as part of their #selfdiscovery #selfawareness training. This wouldn't have happened ten years back when the world was just talking about being #competent in what you do.
Thankfully, the world has changed and for the better. The #leadership of the client's organization is quite a #visionary and is among the first few to embark on #personaldevelopment for his organization.
With twenty-six pair of eyes staring at me, I decipher their #personality through IDENTI3 profiling telling them about themselves in ways they couldn't imagine. They are quick to realise the benefits for their #personal, #emotional and #mental development. Needless to say, their feedback form documented their improvements from 40% to 90% in terms of understanding themselves.
In the large theatre where I delivered the training with social distancing, I couldn't help and reflected on my own journey.
What was I doing when I was #twentyone ?
I remembered feeling #clueless and #directionless. I remembered while my peers zoomed ahead in their fancy cars and houses, I didn't know what my #purpose was. Fast forward two decades, everything turned out alright.
So I stood in front of my learners and said, "You know something? I wished someone had told me when I was twenty-one; so that I did not have to live my life anxiously about what the future holds. I wished someone had told me my personality, how I made #decisions due to my personality, my #blindspots, my #fears, my #procrastinations , my #goals and how I can achieve them. Today, I have some answers for you.
Most importantly, I wished that someone would have told me that everything is going to turn out alright.
So I stood up to the front of the class and said: Today, I am going to be that someone and I am going to tell you: You may not know this yet but everything is going to be alright!"
I could see the impact of this speech: Shoulder's relaxed from that #heavyburden and #anxiety. Smiles began to lit on their faces. People began to start breathing. They looked forward to living their lives.
And to those of you who didn't attend my class and reading this, I just want to say to you: "You may not know this yet but everything is going to be alright!"
This Article is contributed by our Coach and Trainer - Jace Tan.