Day 73: How do you define yourself?
How we define ourselves matter a lot especially on how well we will build our efforts toward a sustainable change. Defining ourselves by our behaviors limit us very much. For example, if I am recovering from drugs abuse, it would be limiting to define myself as a former drug user. I do not think it is an empowering way to define yourself.
We do it all the time, you must have come across someone saying, I am an ex-convict or ex-smoker or ex-drunkard. That is behind you. It makes more sense to embrace the present and come up with a different definition of yourself that explains who you are and what you are currently engaged in and not what you are no longer.
I have grown with quiet a number of challenges, my background has been the most humble one. That is past, it did contribute to the person I am, it is folly to keep defining myself by that past.
Today, make a firm decision to exercise restraint anytime you are tempted to define yourself by something you used to be. Do not define yourself as a man or woman who used to be lazy and drunkard, define yourself as a person who is doing his or her best to ensure the best future possible for himself or herself. Your self definition will determine how far you can go.