Understanding Your Real Identity
Not your self-perceived identity, but rather, the one that everyone sees. The view of you that you cannot see and more than likely have no idea about.
People have a perception of you that you need to examine from time to time. Why?
For many, there is a perception that you are in a constant state of struggle—whether you actually are or not.
Sadly, for some, struggle is a comfort blanket that we use to make ourselves feel better about not making progress. The truth is we do not have the discipline to do the hard work, so we create a persona of struggle to hide our fear or inadequacy.
Certainly, there is a measure of struggle for all of us upon occasion. However, for those, the path is in and out of struggle in a relative swift season.
If you find yourself in a constant “state of struggle,” you might need to pause and ask what is really going on. It is entirely possible that you are hiding from yourself. I know, because I used to do this…a lot.
So what do you do if you think this is you?
First, call it straight. Recognize what you are doing.
Second, find a person for accountability who knows your challenge and calls you out respectfully.
Third, admit it and forgive yourself.
Fourth, set short-term, achievable micro-goals.
Often, BIG DREAMERS never get anything done because they spend all their time thinking about the goal and how to get there instead of just actually going there.
Whatever your struggle, don’t let it define you. Any challenge is only an obstacle to go around, over, or through. Your choice.
Think about that.