Identity… On becoming the person you want to be. 

Hopeworks Community

I think the most important thing in life is what we accept as the truth about the kind of person we are and the kind of person we are capable of becoming. Life is more than what actions or behaviors are reinforced or punished. Much of what we do is about identity. It is about what confirms us and defines us. So much of what we do is a function of who we are.

Identity is a process and not a product. Yet everywhere there are forces that tell us we are “nothing but.” Nothing but what is hard or difficult for us, nothing but the things that we wish we did better or different. Labels are “nothing but” statements. They would tell us we are “nothing but” the conditions of our life, nothing but our social status, the groups we are placed in, nothing but poor, nothing but or…

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