“When you let go, you create space for something better.”
To truly discover who you can become as a person, let go of the past and the things that are weighing your progress down. Start reflecting on who you think you are and who you really are. For some people, there is a significant difference, and this difference can be the key to unlocking your potential to truly become the person you want to be.
Who Do You Think You Are?
From childhood to adulthood, your self-perception has been influenced by the things that surrounded you. As you mature more, you tend to reinforce this perception of yourself.
What makes self-perception a possible deterrent to your progress is it being only a mental construct created from accumulated past conditioning. It is not a true representation of who you are. Your true self is hiding behind this imagined self, and you can let it come out if you learn to let go of your self-perception.
By doing so, you no longer limit yourself to what you can think, do, and become. There’s more potential for success, change, and happiness when you embrace who you really are.
Identity vs Core Self
Many are concerned about losing their identity because they believe this is who they truly are; this is how they represent themselves. The truth is, once you shed off the identity, your core self emerges.
Why is your Self living in the shadows of your identity? It has been a natural response in humans to disconnect from negative feelings. When you feel hurt or pain, you suppress those emotions. If you’ve been through something harrowing, it is easier to sweep it under the rug and not face your feelings head-on. As a result, you project an identity while your Self takes the back seat.
The good news is that identity is fluid. Your identity changes based on how you react to emotional pain. If you ignore pain, it multiplies and won’t go away. If you face it, the closer you are to moving forward. This change from your old Self to your new Self is a conscious decision and one to be mindful about every day.
Who You Are Now
As an adult, you have travelled the long, winding road to self-identity. You have experienced pain and dealt with it in numerous ways. The bigger the tolerance, the more room for learning. By now, you’ve seen how pain can shape you positively.
Shedding your old Self is not a 100% guarantee that your life will be a whole lot better. Nonetheless, it will kick start your journey in the right direction—a path to discovering the potential of who you can become.
Are you ready to let go of the past and discover the best version of you?