Initially, I was going to portray myself as Pig #3, but now I realize that I’m more like a Pig #2.5. I’m still building my house of bricks…
My definition of the traits of Pig #3: (It’s hard to try to be as objective as possible with a made up character )
- Consistent and persistent attention to goals (in other words, organization)
- Smart investor (house of bricks vs twigs or straw, tools instead of play things)
- Hard worker
- Frugal lifestyle (versus going out and partying all the time, special occasions are okay, but not every night)
- Can do attitude
- Follow through (finishing tasks that are completable)
- Pride in work
Of the 7 items I mention above,
- I don’t have great organization skills.
- I don’t consistently have a “Can do attitude”
- I don’t have a “Follow through” mentality (I get something over 80% done and then stall, sometimes)
Yep, I’m Pig # 2.5, My boss at work, is more of a Pig #3 than I am.
My boss does all 7 tasks listed above. He has also been buying real estate as rental property. He’s a consistent investor in diversified investments, while living a more frugal lifestyle than I live.
So how can I become more of a Pig #3 type?
My weakness is organization, this is my most important area to work on. If you don’t have organization, it’s difficult to work on your other weaknesses effectively. Organization is the key to maximizing all of the other 6 items identified above. “Can do attitude” and “Follow through” are related to confidence in your work. This is something that with time you can build too, I no longer have problems with confidence in my work, or at least not as much (thanks google).
Click the links below to read about the other three little pigs:
So the question is how do you define yourself? When I started writing this series, I thought I epitomized Pig #3, but now I realize that I’m not quite there yet.