Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who are you?

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for who they are, where they came from and why they act the way they do. The interesting thing is that if you look back at how people were raised and what their most influential and defining moments were, you are able to find out most of the answers for their personality, drive (or lack of it) and what they are looking for in life.

So many of us have unclosed doors from our past that if never brought to the surface and dealt with, will carry on with us for the rest of our lives. The problem is that insecurities, lack of trust and embarrassment play a major factor in people actually being able to get the information out to others (communication) so they can seek help and have closure.

We all have the amazing opportunity to write our chapters in our personal book of life but so many of us allow others to influence or dictate how we live our lives. If we do not connect the dots for ourselves and internally become satisfied with who we are, what we do, why we do things, we will inevitably struggle in the game of life.

External items and events will NOT bring us ultimate happiness (we see it so much – those with all the fame and riches who are miserable behind closed doors because they feel alone, are not living their own life, don’t have the support, etc so they turn to drugs or alcohol to “forget” or to search for that “personal attention”) and at the same time the past won’t disappear until they actual do something about it.

If you need further clarification on the importance and purpose behind writing your story and sharing it as well as continuous self-reflection – please take a few minutes to read this article.

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