- Apr 23, 2010
- goodness knows!
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
I'm too old to change very much about my life but this doesn't ring true to me. That's because I believe that 'who you are' is determined by a combination of genetics, life experiences and pure 'luck'. I consider I could have been an unlimited number of different people living completely different lives to the one I have, but only if at least one of the factors which determined 'me' had been different. I'm not saying people don't make decisions for themselves or set themselves personal goals, but what decisions they ultimately make and what goals they set themselves is mostly determined by forces (often - other people) beyond their individual control. That's just how it's been for me - other people's experience might be different.It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.