I believe that our life and life’s experiences often pave the way for us to define ourselves and be defined by other people. As a child, I was always being compared 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 and independently. I believe that as we become more successful, everything but our core values will change. That is because our core values are inherent and are usually passed on by our parents.
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 become who we are. Of course, the more positive the success, the more positive our character traits will be, the easier it will be to define ourselves.
I also 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.