21DJC Day 5 – Who Is the Most Important Person to You in the World?

This is Day 5 of the 21-Day Journaling Challenge (21DJC) for Nov 2011. Make sure you have read the announcement and are officially signed up as a participant before you proceed: 21-Day Journaling Challenge.

Hi everyone – Welcome to Day 5 of 21DJC! :)

Yesterday’s question was this: “If You Are To Travel Back in Time to 3 Years Ago, What Advice Would You Give Yourself?“.

All your responses were AMAZING. It certainly feels like many of you have grown and evolved immensely in just the past 3 years, hasn’t it? That while others may be sleepwalking their life away during that time, you have been making your life count. For that, I’m so happy for all of you. I’m so proud that all of you are here, at Personal Excellence, united as one community, one family. This feeling is indescribable. It’s sort of like I feel like I’m a big momma that feels protective of all of you, and there’s this surging sense of pride from seeing how far you’ve come these past few years.

So where was I 3 years ago? 3 years ago was November 2008. I had just quit my brand management job at Procter & Gamble, and was just starting my personal development business. I was full of fire and enthusiasm about my cause; I still am today and will forever be that way. It’s been 3 years running the business, and yet it feels like I just started it yesterday. Time certainly loses its significance when you are doing what you really love. :)

If I were to travel back in time 3 years ago, I would tell my younger self:

  1. Do what you’re doing now. You’re absolutely on the right track.
  2. Follow your heart and trust your gut instincts as you always have. It has never steered you wrong, and it will continue to bring you to the right place.
  3. Nothing has ever happened for you to lose faith, so there’s no reason to have doubts in anything.
  4. If there’s ever any one who is a cancerous agent to your path, let him/her go. There are 7 billion people in this world – For anyone who doesn’t resonate with your current consciousness, there will be ten thousands of people out there who do.
  5. Live. Love. Breathe.
With that said, let’s now move on to today’s question! ;)

21DJC Day 5

For today’s question, I decided to go with something close to our heart. This question can be found in #91 of 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself In Life. Today, I’d like you to reflect on the following:

Who Is the Most Important Person to You in the World?

Important People

Is it your partner? Your spouse? Your mom? Your dad? Your brother? Your sister? Your child? Your grandmother? Your grandfather? A best friend of yours? A good friend? A work colleague? Your pet, perhaps? Someone you have never met? Or maybe yourself?

Who is the most important person to you in the world? And why?

(You may have a few people who are most important to you, but I’d like to challenge you to pick just 1 person, if possible, whom you feel is the most important to you in your life.)

Put on your reflection cap and let your thoughts flow. Below is an empty form which you can use to write your answers to the question. Treat it as your private 21DJC journaling “room”, if you will. You will be seeing this form every day, for the 21 days of the challenge. There’s a button for you to keep track of your word count too, if you’re interested.

(Note you will not see the form below if you’re viewing this in your email client. Visit the actual post online to see the form.)

Who Is the Most Important Person to You in the World?

Your Task Today:

  1. Reflect and answer today’s question. There’s no word limit – whether minimum or maximum. Write as few or as many words as you want. It’s all up to what you want to express!
  2. Share your answer. After you are done writing, copy and paste your answer in the comments area and post it there.
  3. Check out other participants’ answers. Other participants will be sharing their answers too, so feel free to read and reply to their answers. This is a group course, so let’s support each other in these 21 days.
Look forward to reading your answers! :D

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  1. Tarun K Soni says:

    In my family we have 5 members :

    My Wife and
    My son

    I love all of them. My family is incomplete, if anyone of them is missing.All are Most important for me. Hence I can say that all are IMP for me.

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  2. Mastermind says:

    I look eagerly anticipate each new question and hope there is a set time each day I can read it!

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  3. Catarina says:

    I have four people that are very important to me: my grandfather, mother, father and brother. I thought about this question during the whole day and came to the conclusion that, even thou I love them all the same way and find them all equally important to me, my mother was the person that DESERVES the title of “The Person Most Important To Me in the World”.

    She is not only my role model but she was also the one that was always besides me through my worst times and supported me in everything she could, even if that meant she had to make many sacrifices to do so. For good or for worse she always loved me unconditionally. And I know this is something that, will never change =^.^=

    But even having reached this conclusion I can’t stop thinking about my grandfather… I guess that even thou I know my mother is my most important person in the world I feel that deep down my grandfather holds a place in my heart that I don’t believe anyone else does. Each time I see him my whole world seems to become brighter and I can’t help but smile and give him a big hug =3 I swear that if heaven exists my grandfather most certainly deserves to enter.

    Like I said in the beginning it was incredibly hard for me to decide who I should choose because I believe these people are all equally VERY important to me. My amazing mother, my adored grandfather, my daddy <3 and my little brother in arms! =^^=

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  4. syndee says:

    For far too short a time my mother was the most important person in my life. She shaped me, molded me, made me an independent, spirited, adventurous, thinking person. and how I wished she’d been able to stay with me for many more years, but that was not to be. so in the process I tried very hard to instill the same qualities in my children and I think I succeeded. After my mom, I think I’d have to agree with some of the other posts and say myself because I’m the only person I have to live with my entire life. everything and everyone else is transitory.

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  5. Christina says:

    I’m blessed to have a large, loving extended family and a lot of dear friends, but the single most important person to me is my fiance. It’s kind of amazing because we didn’t even know each other three years ago. We just have such a strong connection, spend all hours of every day together and are 100 percent supportive of each other.

    It’s like I’ve finally found the person who fits perfectly with me. Beyond our wonderful romantic compatibility, we are perfectly suited to be life partners. I never really understood this concept before, even though I watched my parents live it. My own marriage- though it was good in many ways- had too much tension in it for us to be on the same page about where we were going and how we were going to do it.

    It’s so different with my fiance. We trust each other completely, and I don’t have to worry that the decisions he makes won’t be good for both of us. By the same token, he’s foremost in my mind when I decide anything. We have complete love and respect for each other as people, so we each value the other’s opinion and advice. Frankly, it’s a relief to be with someone I can so rely on to look out for me and who I know will do the right thing for both of us.

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  6. jola kapaj says:

    I have answered this question time ago, since I was 5 to be correct. My most important people in the world are my brothers. When I was 5 i was having a very hard time, even thought i did had an excellent childhood, and I found strength only when my twin brother come to life :). When they come to life i put my self a purpose, a very big one for a child of 5. I promised that I would never allow them to pass such a hard time like I was passing and that I would always protect them and helped them and made the impassible for them to have everything that they wanted. It worked both ways, I gave myself strength to move foreword, and my brothers found a sister that would give the world for them.

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  7. This question is probably the most difficult for me to answer. I have, in my whole life, never met an enemy. When I meet someone they are my friend until they give me reason to not be my friend and then they are not my enemy, just some who chose to not be in my life any more, this does not make them an enemy, just no longer a personal friend.

    My husband Randy is very important to me because he makes me better than I could be by myself. He gives me the strength to move forward, try new things, believe in my abilities. He is my cheerleader as it were. We have a very unique relationship and I know that I am loved by him with no questions, regardless of my mood, choices, family, etc.

    My sons, Michael James and Seth Calvin are very important to me. They were a blessing and a gift from God to me in my youth. They have grown to be good men and they will continue to be great men for an eternity, if only in my heart.

    My Dad is a great man and very important to me. But the Dad I knew prior to my mother’s death no longer exists in my life. He died with her that day. His body remains but the man I knew no longer resides within his heart, at least to my understanding. I have never lost a spouse that I spent 40+ years with so maybe this emotional change was necessary for him to move forward and not physically die with her. But I truly miss my Dad.

    My Mom was a great lady, but she is no longer in my life. My memory is different from her reality and I have over the past 3 years lost much. She, in reality, was hard on me. She demanded that I act certain ways and there were many things that I did not get to do as a teen that my friends got to do. But then I look at many of the people that I hung around with in my teen years and I realize that maybe Momma was not so wrong after all. Because of curfews I was not getting into the trouble they were, because of rules to follow I was not tearing up someone’s yard with my 4 wheel drive vehicle, because of Momma I have good values and I treat others as I would like them to treat those I love the most.

    My granddaughter (s) Melissa Jane and Dawneisha Dally and my grandson James Michael are also important to me. They are very important in my life. They leave a legacy for me in the future. They are a part of me that will continue to go forward into the world and regardless of my non-existence they exist so therefore so do I.

    There are so many friends in my life that have made such a difference in who I was at the time that they were active in my life that it is important to me to note their importance in my life. It may have only been for a short time but without their influence I would not be who I am today nor would I be working on who I am becoming.

    Everyone we meet, be it in real life or in our virtual world that has become so much a part of our lives in this day and age, affect us somehow. We gain from them a little more of an understanding and desire to improve the who we know we are. A like on a Facebook post from someone we have never actually met, a comment to a blog that we did not expect for anyone to read, a smile from a stranger in a store that we have seen many times yet never acknowledge, anything that another does that touches us in some/any way is important to us because it becomes a part of who we are thereby making that person important in our lives and moving us closer to our ideal self. I can also acknowledge those that have moved me from my ideal self because of the things they have done/said to/about me. However, these events/happenings also move me toward my ideal self in that they make me examine and evaluate those individuals as a part of my life and make the necessary changes to improve the individuals that are active in my life.

    After all this writing, I have re-read this and have come to the conclusion that the most important person(s) in my life is me, myself, and I. If I can love me I can allow others to love me, If I am happy within my self than I see that those around me are also happier. How I feel, act, and think are expressions of all those who are important in my life. Does that seem selfish, it feels that way. But then this is a journey of self evaluation and examination, learning more about who I am and who I am meant to be in this life. Gaining an understanding……hmmm.

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  8. Edrick says:

    Quite frankly, I am not sure if I have met THAT important person yet. For the time being thought, I am going to go with my mom. She has taken care of me for such a long time. No one else is even close enough to be considered as important as her. Until that special someone comes on board, my mom will be second to none. For that, I am grateful.

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  9. Ish says:

    This is a very difficult question for me. I’ve had to think a lot about this… the answer is still not very clear.

    My first shortlist would be my husband, my daughter, my son and my mother. They each have a very special role in my life, but it feels difficult to choose one over the other. My father who died 11 years back is still very much present in my life, and is my inspiration and my role model. In many difficult situations, I still think about him and how he would deal with it, and I imagine the advice he would give.

    And also, as many people have already said, there is ME. I work hard at improving me, spending long hours studying, reading, on self improvement – all for a better me – definitely ME is important as well.

    But to choose one only ?? I’ve imagined all of us in a life-death situation – who would I save first? Definitely not Me. By elimination, I’m left with my two kids. I will not be able to choose between any one of them….both of them are too important to me.

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    • Kamal says:

      Wow Ish….I liked your imagination of life-death situation….obviously being a mother your kids will be the most important to you. :)

      May God shower the life of your kids with Happiness and Success!

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  10. Desiree says:

    The most important person in the world is I. I cannot see how anything in this world would matter if I am not the most important person in my life. How can I manage making any one person, a priority if I am not the MOST important person in my life? I am my biggest critic. My biggest fan. My own best friend. It’s me first so than I may take great care of those that matter most to me.

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    • Reading your post reminded me of a saying that I heard a long time ago.
      “Never make anyone your priority if they are only seeing you as an option” ~Unknown
      You see to have that well under control.

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      • Desiree says:

        Thanks! I hope so. I am continuing to grow and learn every single day. We all learn by trial right?

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  11. Elezhara says:

    I love my mum so much! I can´t driscribe her with words, she is just perfect. She´s always been there for me no matter what happened, she has given me freedom and support, she let me live my life and I thank her so much for that. She is always thinking of me, she always remembers if I have an exam or something important and calls me or leaves a message wishing me good luck. I can talk to her about anything and she always gives me good advice.
    Mom, I love you so much!!

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  12. Stella Zorro says:

    My son is the most important person in the world to me. He has brought more genuine love, warmth and caring to my world than anyone ever has. I haven’t always been there in recent years as I once was and always told him/thought for sure I would and it has taken a toll on his light. He is still a true joy but I need to get my life in order not only for my own sake, but because he has no one else to set an example for him – and unfortunately, I know all to well what that is like. He never stopped being important to me, but I was dragged away but what life threw at me, He has the most beautiful genuine smile and the greatest sense of humor. He is very caring and considerate. He is intelligent and gifted. And so much more. I want to be all that to him again.

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  13. Annie says:

    I think one of the most important person in my life is my Mom. She had sacrifice so much for us. She worked and loved us the way she can and I will always be grateful for all of the things she had taught us about life. :D

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  14. AH888 says:

    I am the most important person in the world to me.

    It is through my senses and my body that I experience the world.

    It is through my mind that I am able to learn and understand my experiences.

    It is through my experience that I gain wisdom and personal growth.

    It is through my personal growth that I learn to take good care of myself.

    When I take good care of myself, I am able to be a better person for other people; I am most able to serve and relate to other people with personal excellence.

    I am the most important person to myself because this is how I am able have relationships with all the other wonderful people in my life!

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  15. Lex says:

    I’m the one person I can fully trust, the one person that will make me realize what my abilities are and what I am worth.

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