EPISODE 48: LABELS & IDENTITY



“I used to worry about the labels others placed on me … until I realized my limitations weren’t coming from their labels, but from my own.” –Steve Maraboli

This week we jump right into a discussion on labels and how they help and how they hurt us. The tendency to label ourselves and others can blur the lines between truth and fiction. It can create tension between who we think we are supposed to be and who we actually are.  This can often mean that we can grow as people and not even realize it.  

While we might need labels to distinguish things, to create some form of order, labels can often do more harm than good. 

We do it to others, and we do it to ourselves. Whether positive or negative, what we whisper to ourselves every day has a great influence on our self-concept, and dictates the direction of our thoughts and actions. We are what we think we are.

We talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of levels but we also talk about how labels can be used to serve us.  Join us this week and let us know what labels you’re willing to let go and what labels you are ready to EMBRACE!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Make a list of all the identities you can think of that you and others have used to define you.
  2.  Under each label, make bullet points describing how you show up and show you are “supposed” to show up in each identity.
  3. Cross out the ones that don’t serve you.  Are their holes?  What’s missing?
  4. Check out our Defining You Course.

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