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Life Coaching- Who Are You

Life Coaching - Who Are You?

If a stranger walked up to you and asked you the question who are you?  What would be your response?  Besides thinking they were crazy for asking, what would be your first explanation for who are you?  Do you know who you are yet?  Most of us probably do not know exactly who we are, or should I say; who we have become. 

When we were born we were angelic beings, innocent and without all of the baggage we carry around now. We grew, developed, and became less than perfect individuals, and so full of wisdom, especially at 16.  We became adults in a world of fending for ourselves, learning, making mistakes and learning some more, sometimes.  Other times, we did not learn enough so we repeat behaviors that caused us pain or struggle, and we cannot seem to brake bad habits.

So, who are you?  Who do you profess that you are? Who do you want others to think you are, and who do you sincerely want to be?

How do we learn who we are?  Self analysis, is often hard to do as our faults to us may seem less than perfect, however, not as bad as others. It is by taking the time to look within and analyze our behaviors and where we want to go or what we want to do. 

My parents used to tell me as a teenager to "remember who you are."  I doubt that I knew what that really entailed then, but what I did know was that they did not want me doing anything they considered out of character. Out of character meant, going to the wrong places, partaking in things that were damaging to the soul of man. They had very high standards for character. It was not important to be popular, it was important to be nice, respected, and admired.

When thinking about who we are, we should look at our actions toward other people, ourselves, and how we influence others. Are we genuine, sincere, and without hypocrisy. Are we truly just into ourselves, or, are we compassionate, considerate, helpful, motivated, generous, and do we have integrity, hope and love?  We could also question if we are impatience, selfish and inconsiderate while being complacent and without courage.  

"We are all something, but none of us are everything." - Blaise Pascal

"A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else." - Cardinal De Retz

"I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision."  Eleanor Roosevelt

 "People are like stained glass windows:  they sparkly and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light  within." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than be false and to incur my own abhorrence."  -- Frederick Douglass

"Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, a man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave."  --G. I. Gurdjieff

You could asks yourself some questions and learn who you are. If you do not know,hopefully this coaching articles will help...
  • are you in a state of confusion
  • do you need to slow down
  • are you careful for other people's feelings
  • are you more concerned about you than you are others
  • are you more concerned about others than you are yourself
  • is the glass half empty or half full
  • do you want to change something
  • do you live one day at time
  • do you want the possible
  • why do you want what you are seeking
  • where do you want to go
  • what is your purpose
  • do you have the ability to reach your goals
  • are you procrastinating
  • do you want too much
  • do you want too little
  • are you calm
  • are you happy with anything
  • is life good to you
  • do you feel blessed
  • are you always right
  • are you always wrong
  • are you peaceful
Analyze your answers and see who you really are, you might be surprised. If you are happy with your answers, then it is evident that you are emotionally intelligent, and understand yourself. If you understand yourself, you will have the blessing of being able to understand others also.

Linda Todd

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