S T A R T
Who are you? It can be a difficult question to answer. Many of us rely on our work to define our sense of ourselves. You might be an executive, an office worker, or a CEO, but while this is what you do, at the end of the day it’s not who you are. Parent, friend, sister, brother, dog-mum, boss, employee, wife, husband, partner . . . These are exemplars of the many different hats we wear in our everyday lives. But these are roles we play – not who we are at our very core.
The question is actually less, Who am I?, and more, Who am I without my job, partner, career, home, hobbies, kids, and family?
Currently, you have had a tapestry of valuable life experiences – some will have been great, good, others okay, and some will have been bad. Nevertheless, each one has shaped who you are today. Collaboratively, these experiences provide you with all the information you need to tell you who you are and who you want to be.
A C T I V I T Y:
So really… who are you?
The following questions will help you get started on the process of clearly defining who you are. Take time to consider each question fully and honestly.
Who are you when you’re at your best?
Do you know what is true, good, and possible when it comes to who you are? More often than not, many of us tend to dwell on our failures. We personally think that memories of our bad moments tend to linger far too long, while memories of our best moments fade all too fast. Most of us are so busy churning through everyday life that we tend to overlook our achievements. For this next activity, take a moment to think back on the last few times you felt energised, engaged, and enjoying life.