Who are you? Incredibly, when put on the spot, most of us can’t answer this question and rely on our work to define our sense of ourselves but who are we outside of that?
You might be a CEO, an entrepreneur, an artist, a school teacher…but while this is what you do, it doesn’t get to the heart of who you are. The roles we play can cover many different titles – parent, employee, boss, landlord, partner, husband, wife, investor, client, friend, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, footy coach, coffee drinker, tea connoisseur – but these titles don’t get to the core of who we really are.
Finding out who we really are away from the roles that we play can be very liberating and offers insight into whether or not we’re on track and so we need to ask ourselves, “Who am I without my job, my family, my friends, my career, my hobbies, my car?
Look at your life’s experiences, good, bad or ugly. Each experience we have shapes who we are moving forward and looking more closely at these will give us all the information we need to tell us who we are and whether that is the same as who you want to be.
WHATS YOUR STORY SO FAR?
Take a quick look at how you got to this point in your life, without getting caught up in the emotion of your past experiences. What are the experiences you feel have shaped you most as a person?