A significant part of growing into yourself is being able to define yourself. What makes you unique? What are your strengths? What are your values? What makes your heart come alive? If someone asked you right now, “tell me about yourself,” would you have a concise, thoughtful answer? Further, how did you arrive at that answer? Did someone tell you that you were good at something and you embraced it and used it to define yourself? For example: someone says you’re good at math so you became a math teacher. Do you refrain from using characteristics that others (or one person) has said you were not and believed it? For example: someone says you’re not friendly, so you may describe yourself as not social. When coming up with the definition of you, it is important that it comes from you. You know yourself best. It may take reflection, being still, assessments, etc., but ultimately, when no one is around, you know the answer to: who are you? People will always have their opinions of you and what they think you are or ought to be; I encourage you to discern how much of it you’d like to believe is the truth.
How did/do you go about defining yourself?