I believe that our life experiences pave the way for us to define ourselves and be defined by other people. As a child, I was always being compared 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 define myself differently and independently. I believe that as we become more successful, everything but our core values will change. That is because our core values, are usually inherent.
But it is important we get our core values right because it is those values together with our successes that will go on to form the character traits that define who we become. Of course, the more positive the success, the more positive our character traits will be.
I also believe that some people will see and define us as they wish to, no matter how hard we try to change their perceptions of us, and that’s not fair. If the shoe were on the other foot, we would want others to define us in the way we see ourselves.