I got a comment from George Souto recently where he said, “winners not only do not need excuses, they don’t need to make excuses”. That hit me. I realized that winner don’t always win, but when they don’t, they don’t make excuses, they take responsibility.
The label we place on ourselves or even accept from others changes our behaviors and changes our thoughts. So, I ask you – do you ever stop to think about who you are? Do you ever think about the labels you accept or place upon yourself? Do you ever think about what defines you?
And if you do, do you ever stop and think about this question: Are those labels in the priority that they should be?
I heard of a teenage girl with horrible self-esteem. She withdrew into a shell inside of herself. She saw nothing good in herself. Why? Because at the age of 7, a bus driver looked at her and said, “What an ugly little girl”. Mind you, that may have been sarcasm. She may have been the most beautiful girl on that bus. However, that one comment impacted her heart and led her down a dark path.
Who are you? What are the labels that you accepted or placed upon yourself?