Do you know who you’re not?
I realize this is a weird question. Experts and amateurs alike focus more on discussions around discovering who you are than discovering who you are not.
However, it’s vital to know both.
You’re more likely to be counterproductive, pursuing things that are not related to your purpose, if you never discover who you’re not. For those who are Christians, you’ll also see more results in your spiritual life by knowing who you are and who you are not.
The topic of identity gets a lot of attention in our culture because our fast paced culture doesn’t allow much time for introspection and reflection. If you’re not moving at full speed, someone else might get ahead of you!
Never mind the fact that life is more a marathon than a sprint….
By learning who I am not, I am freeing myself up to be who I am.
My focus is getting sharper.
My purpose is becoming clearer.
I compare myself to others less and less.
I don’t have to be you and you don’t have to be me. Isn’t that awesome?
Take my advice. Spend some time getting to know yourself. Then get busy chasing your dreams and helping others.
Know who you are, know who you are not.