Who are you? How do you define yourself? What do you think you are capable of? What can you do, what do you think you can’t do? In other words, what is your self-concept, what is your identity? How well do you know yourself?
Given all the above, how moldable do believe your identify to be? Do you have a fixed mind set or is it flexible?
Truth is your “identity” is in many ways a social construct, one shaped by your early role models, by society and yes, by you. You are not responsible for the programing you received as a young’un but you are definitely in charge as an adult for de-bugging it!
Your tendencies do NOT have to be your destiny, you have choices, routines, habits, patterns, daily decisions that are all within your power. Identity may be destiny but in many ways, identity is choice. Choose consciously.
“Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity.” – Atomic Habits
“If you want to learn how to commit to your goals in the long term, you have to develop an identity that drives the behaviors you need to achieve them.” – Samuel Thomas Davies, 1723-1761
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your identity.” – James Clear
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier