For some time now, and mostly in informal situations, I introduce myself as Amazing Man. I love to introduce myself because I already changed my name to Roman Russo, which is now my permanent alias, so Amazing Man is not so much of a stretch. The logic question is, why am I doing it in the first place?
The Role Play Of An Amazing Man
Funny enough, from time to time, I meet people who scream, “Hello, Amazing Man!” I love it. It gives me a boost of confidence and a smile for the rest of the day.
Other people feel positive too. After all, who can be serious when they are calling someone an “Amazing Man”? So they are also smiling, we are laughing, and the world is a happier place because of it. It is a role-play and a virtuous circle of positive in my life.
Other people around me also notice myself given a nickname and are calling me an Amazing Man, too. They remember “Amazing Man” much better than “Roman,” which I bet you almost forgot until I reminded you.
- How are you, Amazing Man?
In my book, I explore the best answer to the “How are you?” question. My standard answer is “Amazing!” This is probably where my nickname comes from.
The reason I replied “Amazing!” to “how are you?” question is because most people respond “good” or “alright.” However, our mind leads our body, as much as our body shows our mind. This is to say that what we say matters. Thus, when we say things like “good” and “alright” or even “bad” or “horrible,” these words will affect how we feel. If this is true (and it is true), logically, we want to use the most positive words all the time. This is why when someone asks me, “How are you?” or even “What’s your name?” questions I reply “AMAZING” in every single situation.
Changing Your Name, Like Changing Your Socks
Many people get attached to their names to a point they claim it to be their identity. Other people changed their names several times in their lives, mostly when they get married or get divorced, and some people like me take on an alias and nicknames. But how does a name identifies us?
One names are, after all, a random burst of inspiration from our parents, which probably took them a few minutes to think but will identify us for the rest of our lives. Moreover, our names matter. For example, shorter names are easier to remember, and if our names start with the letter “A,” such as it is the case with “Amazing Man,” we will be more often first in the lines when we compare to someone whose name starts with “R” such as its case with “Roman.”
Lastly, we are changing all the time anyway. We are changing when we are changing our cloth, when we are talking to a different person, when we go to a foreign country, we think we like strawberry one better when we liked cherry ice cream. It might be a micro change in all these different situations, but these changes add up over time. Conclusion this is to say that changes are unavoidable and necessary, and they are the fastest way to happiness, success, and anything else you want in life. So why resist change? Why maintain specific characteristics of identity and not others? Why not play around and see if Bernardo is a better name than Ben?
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