WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM LIFE?
WHAT DOES LIFE EXPECT FROM YOU?
Caroline McHugh, creator of the concept Return on Individuality(ROI), challenges us with these questions. She insists that "Your job is to be good at being you." That in this age that seeks authenticity, being who you are is your competitive advantage, because no-one else can be you.
I so admire great thinkers, especially those who can articulate their ideas well. Caroline's take on the way we see ourselves gives new ways to assess who we are. Self esteem or self worth is often a balancing act between SUPERIORITY - when we have delusions of grandeur or INFERIORITY - which is the delusion of insignificance. Her advice is to frame the self in terms of INTERIORITY - an uncomparative alternative that celebrates "the you that you are".
If everyone was free to be themselves we would free from social anxiety. "You are not your thoughts, your feelings, what you have, what you do, who you love or who loves you." Peel back the layers of ego, persona and the perception of others to be YOUR SELF.