Do You Recognize Yourself?

Posted by Jacinta Hin on April 29, 2010

If your answer is negative, you’ve probably adopted qualities that are basically alien to you.

To a certain extent we all do that. We adapt to our environment based on what we believe is expected from us or on what we think we want. When our focus is on external images of success we set out to acquire traits that we deem necessary to have in order to be successful.

But if we go too far, at some point we could stop recognizing ourselves and become strangers in our own skin. We start to feel estranged and disconnected. A sense of crisis might even kick in.

Sometimes a crisis teaches us how to begin the process of reuniting with our overlooked inherent qualities. The very qualities we neglected to develop, because, consciously or unconsciously, we did not them find attractive or suitable for our ambitions at that time.

For most of us it will take a while to get comfortable with this process. While we are reconnecting with our newfound nature, at the same time we’re parting ways with our adopted persona. There likely will be conflicting emotions to deal with.

This is normal. After all, we’re transforming which is per definition often a chaotic and confusing process.

But once we’ve tested the waters of change and started to experience the magic of being oneself, we get better and better at displaying our authentic strengths.

Until one fine day we realize that the key to success has always been within us, just waiting to be recognized.

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  1. Business Man May 11, 2010 5:39 pm

    I think this was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!

  2. OKUNOLA OLUJIMISAYO OLANREWAJU July 18, 2010 7:58 pm

    this is wonderful

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