Giving Up Who I am Today

“We must be willing to give up who we are today for who we can become.”

 Do the things we have in this moment, the beliefs we have today, and the relationships we are currently in, make us who we are? What about our responsibilities, our jobs and our finances? Do they make us who we are? What if we’re not happy with some of these aspects of our lives? If we’re not happy with it, it can’t be who we are, in fact then wouldn’t it be the opposite of who we are? Isn’t who we are most evident when we are happy?  How do we get from where we are to where we want to be? How do we get to the place that is truly reflective of who we are?

I highly encourage finding the best in every situation, in every aspect of your life, even if it isn’t your idea of perfection. Appreciation is always essential, but this isn’t my focus for today. Instead, I want to ask you what your life would look like if you based your decisions on your ideal life instead of a current undesirable situation, thought, or aspect.

 What if instead of making decisions based on our current situation and the limitations we think exist, we made decisons based on something better? What if we made choices based on how we wanted to be and feel instead of based on what we feel right now? When you imagine the life you want, if you don’t have it in this moment, then something must change in order for you to achieve the life you want. You must be willing to give up who you are in this moment today in order for change to happen. It is a scary thing to consider, giving up who we are, but every major step forward requires it. Everytime we make a decision, from the food we eat to the person we choose to marry, we are shaping our lives. Today I encouarge you, when making these decisions, to base them on the person you want to be and on the life you want to have.

Advice I give Myself: Have the courage to live the life of my dreams.

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