A simple question. But then maybe not...
Who defines you? Well it could be your family, your friends, your love muffin...your employer...the media. Heck the world in general could be defining you! But who should be defining you?
The answer of course is YoU! In all your brilliance and in all your splendor...YoU!
But the reality is most of us give up that power to others. When we give up the power we are basically saying," Tell me what box I should fill. What are my limits?" You tell me and I will work real hard to stay within the lines. Promise.
For some reason we think...I do believe...that that is a way to get folks to like us. We play the game, we meet those expectations and we will be safe. Not threatening and life will be good.
W r O n G!
That is a way to live everyone else's life but yours. I had a conversation with some folks this past weekend. One had described me to another and her description of me was so far from my reality...I was simply shocked. Really shocked.
But it got me to thinking. I define who and what I am. People will always see me through the lens they want to. Can't be responsible for that. Don't actually have time for that. 'Cause while they are expecting me to be "here". I am actually living my life "there"...just like I want to be. :)