There is so much that makes a human. Muscles, nerve endings, water and blood. On top of your skeleton is a lifetime of experiences, things you’ve heard about what is normal, what you could and should be. They build up and tear down your stature depending on the day. Layered beyond that are our hopes and dreams, what we might become with a little luck and a lot of sweat. This self will come across circumstances, people and opportunities, good and bad, that shape it further. As a result, it may be hard to tell the difference between what is you and what isn’t you. There may be parts of yourself so long buried just waiting for you to reclaim them. So, if your life feels like shoes that don’t fit just right, like you’re wearing someone else’s life, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate the things you’re counting as you.
You too? Here are 3 things to help you do the same:
- These 5 questions to help you discover who you are and what makes you happy
How do you know if you don’t know who you are? It’s not like we purposefully put on a mask every morning. Instead we can unintentionally carry baggage and expectations that were never meant to be ours. Perhaps getting to the center of this question will require years of effort. Perhaps it will require the help of counselors, reading, meditation and much more. If you are at the beginning of this journey with no place to begin, we loved these 5 questions to get your mind thinking on the real you!
- These 7 TED talks to help you find your purpose
Struggling to remember or discover who you are? We loved this playlist of TED talks from some of the world’s brightest minds on conquering fear, steps to discovering what you love and sorting out the things that prevent you from hearing from your truest self. Take time. Listen. Learn. Rediscover.
- This advice on where to start when it comes to becoming the person you were meant to be from Anne Lamott
“I know that what you need or need to activate in yourself will appear…”
Anne Lamott has a way with words, which is why we were grateful for her wisdom on where to begin with discovering our true selves. Be encouraged. Get going.