What we want others to see
What we think we are
What we learn to become
Who we are
Our true Identity
Who you are? A very simple question, yet is very difficult to answer. I have asked many people to describe themselves in one single word, and they have struggled! Describing yourself spontaneously, shows how likely you are connected to your true-self.
We focus on how the world wants to see us and we don’t pay attention to our true identity. No one can advance in life if they don’t understand themselves. You might be able to achieve certain level of accomplishment, but going full potential requires understanding the true-self.
Knowing who you truly are, what you like, what you dislike, when you are happy and energetic, and when you are not and why, is vital and can be the solution to what holding you back, to most of your difficulties and procrastinations. It is the first step toward personal growth.
We have born with a unique character and we have built our personalities based on certain criteria and believes. Our Culture, families, societies and schools taught us what is right and what is wrong, and through the years we have forgotten what makes us shine and grow. As a child we knew that living, loving, desiring, acquiring and giving is the essence of life. However, we have acquired through the years and experiences many habits and practices that shaped our attitude and behavior and will affect in their turns all decisions, our relations to others, our actions, and how we perceive things in life. And btw, we forget to give and let go.
In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey stated that a major shift happens when we start to work on the roots that from which our attitude and behavior flow.
Major changes occurred to whom they have re-shaped their believe system and set new success criteria. They have had a Mind-shift.
Linking the Iceberg to your life is a metaphor explains the best of what is happening to most of people going through their journey. Most of you including me, are trying to grow hardly without paying attention to our identity. We focus on what is floating and we ignore what is hidden. We need to deep down and discover who we really are. Building successes on shakable foundations can lead to uncertainty and doubt, ended with failures. On the contrary, building successes on solid pillars can bring wealth and abundance.
To find out who you really are is not an easy process, especially at an older stage. Surrounding yourself with positive and like-minded people is vital. Being part of a mastermind group can lift you up, and open your eyes to see your core identity. We all need guidance, constructive feedback, and effective instructions especially if they come from people who have made it; Mentors and Coaches can shake you up and kick your ass in order to take immediate and right actions.
Live & Learn…