Who are you? Perhaps the person asking wants to know you better, maybe they want to know your name, they could be asking what you do and sometimes like it happens in Africa it’s a challenge on your person, a tactic designed to put you down or impose the superiority of the person questioning.
So, who are you? You are not your name, you are not your profession, you are not your experiences, you are not your past and your present condition is possibly a far cry from who you actually are.
If you respond with your job title you most likely have a great job and think it most important, if you respond with your family name maybe you have an influential ancestry, but can beg to say the next time you are asked who are you, respond with an understanding of purpose.
What are you on earth for, what problems were you created to solve, what will you be doing if life never offers a paycheck, what are you wired for, what can you do and you are sure you can be the best at it, not a cheap copy but the best.
The question who are you reveals our internal representations, it reflects how we perceive and represent the world. If we think the world only cares for achievements we most likely would introduce ourselves based on our biggest accomplishment.
Anthony Robbins talks about our internal representations being what and how we picture in our mind, what and how we say and hear things in our mind. This in turn affects our behavior.
This question has seen men volunteer for the back seat because when they were asked who they were their minds told them you are not important enough. Some have stuck with abusive spouses because whenever they attempted to answer this question their mind told them you are not beautiful enough so put up with him or her, or it’s a privilege to even be in his or her company, you need him or her to be important.
From what do you draw your identity, the funny reality is your perceived identity, what you believe in your mind affects your physiology. Your posture, biochemistry, nerve energy, breathing, muscular tension can be altered by the impulse feed to your body from your mind.
I have seen people avoid the best like a plague, opt for the backseat, go for the cheapest option because their mind indicated to them that men with your identity do not get the best.
Sam Adeyemi said success is who you are, success is what you think, success Is what you see, success is what you know, success is how you feel, success is what you say, success is what you do.
Another man’s option of you does not have to become your reality.
There is the famous story of the eagle that grew up with chickens, it never flew because chickens don’t fly, an indication of how your identity can limit your capacity.
Some have been limited by past experience and that defines them, some by an abusive spouse, some by the loss of a job, some by failure in business but all these are just mere occurrences and should not alter your state.
You are a child of God, born of a king, you were meant to play in the big leagues. You are beautiful, you are intelligent, you are blessed, you are exceptional, you make difficult easy.
You are visionary, you are blessed physically, financially, socially, emotionally, nationally, internationally and globally.
You don’t play small because the earth is your corridor, you are licensed to deal with nations.
Anton Chekhov said “Man is what he believes”.
So what do you believe? Who are you?
Dream my friends, dream big, it does not cost a penny. Pursue those dreams because that is who you are.
Commit to a daily routine to grow your mind.
That’s G.Y.M for today and I trust that you are charged up and obsessed with a burning desire to succeed. Ordinary is a misnomer for you.
Plan, Act and Pursue your dream.
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