How we define ourselves

8 Apr 2012

I believe that our life and life’s experiences often give us the opportunity to define ourselves.

As a child I was always being defined in relation to my twin. People knew the rest of my family by their relationship with my mother and father and other family members. Now as the adult I choose to define myself differently.

I believe that as we become more fulfilled and successful in our lives, everything but our core values change, that’s because our core values are inherent, and are usually passed on by our parents. It’s important to get our core values right, because it is those, together with our successes that go on to form the character traits that are our personalities. Of course, the more positive our success, the more positive our character traits will become, the easier it is to define ourselves in positive ways.

I do believe that some people will always see and define us as they wish to see and define us, no matter how hard we try to change their perceptions of us.

4 Responses to “How we define ourselves”

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  1. Brad 09. Apr, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I agree we will always be defined by others but that’s not important, it’s how we define ourselves that matters.

    • Ilana 09. Apr, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      I agree with you totally.

  2. Lisa Cyr 09. Apr, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    I agree with Brad. My mother used to say not to worry about what others think; it’s how you feel about yourself that matters.

    • Ilana 09. Apr, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      I think your mother was very wise Lisa.

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