The Definition of You
to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe.
“Who are you?” When asked this question, most people respond by stating what it is that they do or what type of role or position that they have. i.e: father, daughter, teacher, etc. I was recently challenged to answer this question void a particular role, status, and or position. Needless to say, it was very difficult to do because in life we tend to assign who we are with what we do. It is when we are stripped of our titles, roles, and positions that we discover who we truly are.
Here are some questions that will allow you to dig deep into your true self:
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are your beliefs and values?
Are your actions in line with your beliefs?
If the answer is no, you are not being your true self.
Once we clearly define who we are, we must align it with our beliefs. This is what builds character. Once our character is established we must use our actions to communicate our character to others. This is not an easy task at all…trust me! But once we have mastered our character the journey into discovering our purpose begins. I would love to hear from some readers what their definition of self is. Please post in the comments section below.