Today I thought about the wisdom to behave in ways consistent with the person you would like to be.
I’ve learned to ask these kinds of questions (and imagine hypothetical scenarios) to build consistency of character:
How would a healthy person act right now? What would they do? How would a godly person behave in this setting? What choice would the godliest person I know make? How would a kind or helpful person act in this setting? How would the best leader I know act here? What would a curious, confident, or successful person do in this situation?
Imagine the best version of yourself or the kind of person you’d like to become. What if you made decisions now to act like this person, to think and behave in ways consistent with this person’s character?
It’s a fun mental exercise that often changes your mindset when faced with a challenge or temptation.