Have you been in a place where someone asked you to do something and you denied saying that it is not what you think you are? Have you felt that it was below your demeanour to go out to do it and someone else should take care of it? And WHY is that?
Is it because of what you think you are? Is it because of what you think you are not? I am not going to try and get into a debate on the details of the quote. But it does certainly make me think – How many times have we denied doing something, not to others but to ourselves. I am referring to those activities where a part of our mind said it was exciting to do it and the other part pulled out for a very justifiable reason. Well the reasons most times are very justifiable. But that’s certainly not what we are trying to address, are we? We are trying to look at something beyond these reasons. Something that provides us a deeper meaning and an opportunity to flex.
I remember I had denied getting on the stage to make a speech cos I thought I was not a person who would be good at it. Turns out after many years I realize I am very good at it and I make a living out of it, infact a very good one. What changed? Certainly I did not change as a person. I did not magically catch hold of a magic wand which made me a different person. It was perhaps that thought of saying well, if I can define myself as something I cannot, what if I define myself as the one who can? Well perhaps that can make a difference…
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