Get in the swim lane
“Character is higher than intellect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you do defines your character. Not what you think about, or what you intend to do – all that brain power is just potential.
It’s not enough to talk about and ponder wonderful ideas, you must also live them. Your behavior is like swimming – you’re actively moving in a desired direction. But your thoughts and intentions are like treading water – nothing really changes, nothing happens until you get in the swimming lane.
Get in the swim lane. Define who you really are.