What defines you?
It’s a simple three word question with endless answer opportunities. Not to sound super “deep,” but there’s those times in life where we ask ourselves what am I made of? What am I known for? What do I want to be known for?
I find myself asking myself this question every so often and its caused some conflict within myself. Instantly when I ask myself this question I think about my mistakes. I think of all the times I’ve screwed up and all the times I’ve failed. Or, I think about how I’m not the skinniest person in the world or how I don’t have a flawless report card.
If this was someone else, I’d say “So what! Such minute things shouldn’t define you; you’re worth so much more.” But, when the person you’re saying that to is the person you see in the mirror it can be a whole different ball game.
Now, back to the question at hand…
What defines you?
Your character, your heart, your integrity, how you treat others. That is what defines you.
If you’re a good person, your size, age, race, religion, sex, or anything else of the sort is 100% irrelevant.
Not to contradict myself, but I don’t think everyone has to have just one definition. I feel like so many times in our life we’re known for just one quality when we really have so many more! It’s nice to be known for your awesome cooking skills, but are you just as recognized for your rapid forgiveness, your passion for justice, or the way you get up early and put the coffee pot on for your husband before he goes to work?
No matter how big or how small, each characteristic is just as valuable and just as precious.
The truth is each person is made up of trillions of cells, and just like those cells we’re made of trillions of qualities. Some of these qualities we won’t even recognize we have in our lifetime, but trust me, they’re there.
Bottom line: your worth is infinite.
Don’t be afraid to tap into your own potential and see what you’re made of. You might just be surprised at all you can do. You might even find another definition for yourself!
Do you struggle with letting your past define you?
Any thoughts/comments on this topic?