Is Not What You Are But Who You Become That Matters

Reconnect with your true self

Gustavo Razzetti
Nov 15, 2017 · 10 min read
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Our identity resembles our shadow. It changes its shape, it evolves. But it’s still ours.

“Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?” — Scott Turow

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X

The Multiple Layers of Self Identity

“We contain multitudes.” — Walt Whitman

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You are not job or race, you are much more than that.

Your Identity Should Guide Your Journey, Not Get You Stuck

“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.” ―George Bernard Shaw

The Shadow You Used to Be

“The curious paradox is that when we accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” — Carl Rogers

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The Baha’i teachings promote the agreement of science and religion, the equality of the sexes and the elimination of all prejudice and racism.

Accepting that others are different is the price we pay to be unique.

Meet Your True Self

“Tear off your mask; your face is glorious.” — Rumi

An Exercise to Embrace Your Fluid Self

Try this exercise:

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Gustavo Razzetti

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I help teams and organizations build fearless cultures. Creator of the Culture Design Canvas. Insights → bit.ly/ChangeInsights

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

Gustavo Razzetti

Written by

I help teams and organizations build fearless cultures. Creator of the Culture Design Canvas. Insights → bit.ly/ChangeInsights

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

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