Becoming a slave to the image you built

We’re all addicted to a certain image of ourselves. 

that’s why we go to great lengths to preserve what we consider to be our

Because it’s the racket we think we’re winning with. It’s the asset
that got us where we are, and why give that up? 

But the thing we forget is,
each of us is a constantly evolving and unfolding process. There is no such
thing as a fixed identity. We all have the right to move on. Everyone is
allowed to update who they are. 

There’s a helpful mantra for this very

Live larger than your labels. 

Take it from a person who’s been wearing a
nametag everyday for the past eighteen years. Once we accept that what
identified us in the past doesn’t define us in the future, we’re free. 

Free to cast
off the crap that used to weigh us down. Free ti let go of our limited and
fictitious sense of identity and steal a worthier self. And free to surrender our
need to present the right image of ourselves so that we’re not rejected. 

I was
just reminded of a great question from an old support group. 

How do you react
when you’re not measuring up to your image of yourself? 

Tricky. Because on one
hand, there’s this desire to be brand consistent, so to speak. But on the other
hand, if we’re not measuring up, maybe it’s finally time to change the image. 

To stop clinging to a funny little story that gives us some kind of certainty. 

And to stop holding on and buying into an identity that no longer fits the
person we have become.


What part of yourself are you afraid to let go of?

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Scott Ginsberg

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