Who are you?

Do you have a clear answer if someone throws this question at you all of a sudden?

If the answer is ‘Yes’, you need not read further!

But if the answer is ‘No’,then this post would be worthwhile....

“The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.”-said the australian actress,Toni Collette.

And it pretty much sums up the rest.

How many of you actually took time to explore the real you?I don’t think many of you would say an Yes.

Only if we have an opinion about ourselves will we be able to communicate the same to anyone else.Unfortunately,in today’s world,we try harder to understand another person instead of spending time on ourselves.And the net result is that we might end up knowing more than what we ought to know in the first place about that person while understanding ourselves sparsely.Mind you,people would formulate their opinions about yourself and you might learn something unpleasant about you from a friend or acquaintance.Isn’t it embarassing to know that someone knows you better than yourself?For me,yes-it is!

Life is a journey-one where you constantly keep moving-learning and unlearning things.So it is quite natural that you change or adapt yourself accordingly.Looking back,I feel that I have changed a lot over the years.I wonder if my five-year younger self would recognize me if not for the physical appearance(which has also undergone significant changes!).And it might be the case with most of you too.What matters is how much you have evolved and how much you are happy with your current self.If you feel that you have changed for good,it is a great achievement.On the other hand,if you feel that you have lost the real ‘you’,then its time to sit down and rewind what went wrong.

Your definition of who you are is not dependent on what others think of you-be it your closest family member or your best friend!What you are or what you should be is not related to what you were in the past.In other words,your failures and your losses do not have a say in your present and future.Who doesn’t make mistakes in life?But the amount of time you invest in the memories of those dictates what is lying ahead.

As Paulo Coelho has said, “Be proud of your scars. They remind you that you have the will to live”.

So,if you still haven’t figured out who you truly are,then this might be an apt time to do it.The sooner you do it,the better its gonna be.And remember,it defines what you want others to think of you and not the other way round. Life is too short for losing time pondering over what could have been.You can decide who you are without waiting for others to give you their inputs.

The next time someone asks you this question,be smart enough to answer it straightaway!

Did you feel that you could resonate with the contents of this article? Did it give you a new leash of motivation?Do let me know in the comments section below or write to me personally at the link provided!

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