By Elizabeth Ita
Too often, we allow others to define us; telling us:
• Who we are
• Who we are not
• What we want
• What we should not want
• What we are capable of
• What we are not capable of, etc.
If we are not lax enough to allow others to define us, we allow our circumstances to do so.
It’s important that we take the time to be introspective and define ourselves realistically, and that we see clearly when others are trying to define us in their own terms or in relation to what they want us to be. Don’t allow people who hold little or no significance in your life steal your identity; who you are and hinder the person you’re meant to be. We have all had someone say something that does not reflect who we truly are, but sometimes we give it so much power that we allow it to define us. Because we are human, it is not always easy to instantly throw-off how certain words make us feel, but we can search within ourselves to recognize when they become detrimental to who we are and how we live our lives.
Don Miguel Ruiz said, “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”
Have you ever let shaming or criticism from the past put a dam your potential in the present? Have you allowed those scathing mundane words determine what you are truly capable of?
Now is the time to take back your superpower.