Who Do You Admire?

Ok, here’s a Self-Discovery/Esteem exercise.

You are going to want to DO this. I’m not going to tell you why until the end. So get out a piece of paper and a pen.

  1. Think of Three people who you admire? (Yes, they can be famous, dead or otherwise 😉
  2. Write their names down on a piece of paper.
  3. Write down 10 Qualities you admire about them. (ex. They are kind, loving, powerful, creative etc…)
  4. Out of those 30 Qualities (10 for each person) write down the top 10 qualities that you admire the most from each person.

Go ahead… write them down… no jumping to the end.

Have you got your top 10?


Now read through the list of top 10 qualities that you admire in these three people. Yeah, go ahead, read them out loud.


The top 10 qualities that you admire in these OTHER people are actually the qualities that you HOLD within yourself! These are YOUR pieces being reflected back to you from another.

YOU have these pieces already WITHIN you. SURPRISE!

You see we are always looking outside ourselves for what we already hold within, without realizing that what you are seeing in others is yourself!

Keep this list by your desk, office or bed and reflect on them. REMIND yourself everyday that it’s already THERE. That you already HAVE them.

I would love to here your experience with this exercise so please leave a post at the bottom and tell me how you made out. If you found it helpful please feel free to share with friends and your Social Networks. ~ Namaste

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4 thoughts on “Who Do You Admire?

  1. For real are you kidding me!! I chose some pretty clever people. Do you recon i have these quality’s ? Wow I can’t to begin to imagine how wow! 🙂

  2. Really interesting exercise. I looked at the list I came up with and these are pretty much the 10 things I have been working towards achieving for years. And I feel like I have made progress in each area but I definitely look at my role models as being much cleaner and more consistent. But I think if I asked I my friends to come up with a list about me they would pick these 10 very things and think I do a bang up job. The disconnect is definitely worthy of some thought.

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