Who are you?

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

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?

 

Comments (26)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Rocky - these are excellent remarks.  At an early age people develop self esteem.  Positve affirmations are needed.

Mar 23, 2021 06:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Michael. Yes you are right more than sticks and stones can break you.

Mar 23, 2021 06:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Nina (eh uh, I mean your royal highness, ma'am)

Mar 23, 2021 06:57 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Roy! It is sad how often a past comment haunts our present day

Mar 23, 2021 06:58 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Wayne! Yes if only more people took responsibility for their actions.

Mar 23, 2021 06:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Brian! Yes, all too sad there is a huge challenge with mental illness in this country

Mar 23, 2021 07:00 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning to you beautiful Kat! Yes actions like that can impact us for years to come.

Mar 23, 2021 07:01 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Grant. Yes positive affirmations are very much needed in this world

Mar 23, 2021 07:02 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I like the comment of The Queen from the Queen city.

Sticks and stones and names hurt and they can scar for a long time.  We have to be very mindful of what we say as we impact people more than we realize

Mar 23, 2021 10:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- this is why I'm not fond of name calling.  And often we place our own labels on ourselves and we never stop to see if they're who we are or want to be. 

Mar 23, 2021 10:51 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky glad I provided the motivation for this blog. 

Just like Nina in her comment above I am old enough TO NOT CARE what labels someone else puts on me.  I defined myself!!!  Luckily for me I learned that fairly early in life.

Mar 23, 2021 02:30 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello there Kathy! I remember when parents would scold their own children for just calling another child a name.

Mar 23, 2021 04:37 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there George! It is a valuable gift that you have to have learned that so early.

Mar 23, 2021 04:37 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Rocky.

The only excuses I can make, are those that are directed towards me.  If anything goes wrong I only have to look in the mirror to see who is to blame.  Thankfully, that doesn't happen often

Mar 24, 2021 12:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Rocky.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Mar 24, 2021 04:12 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning James! Yes, George really got me to pondering on this one as far as who we see ourselves as versus who we really are

Mar 24, 2021 06:30 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Roy!As always, I appreciate your kind words and wishes my friend.

Mar 24, 2021 06:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, our self-esteem does begin earlier in life, but we have to hone it depending on our career choice.

Mar 24, 2021 07:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Joan! And hopefully we have trusted people besides us who steer us right about our strengths

Mar 24, 2021 07:58 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Many great thoughts that is for sure. And I love how we reexamine who we are

Apr 07, 2021 10:31 AM

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