Have you ever tried to honestly describe yourself to yourself? Not like how you describe yourself to everybody around you – family, friends, colleagues, clients, strangers. We normally introduce ourselves only as we would like the other person to perceive us. We are not actually introducing ourselves, truthfully. We are only projecting a picture we would like the other person to see. Even to the people closest to us.
But then have we ever introduced ourselves to ourselves? Quite a challenging task, at least that was the case with me.
How would you do it? How much of our past do we remember? Or want to remember? How many of the lies (maybe harmless) that we project to others have we also started believing in? How many of our successes are we able to attribute completely to ourselves? And how many of our failures are we able to admit to?
And then I think that maybe this is how it is meant to be. Maybe this is what helps us keep moving on. Else we might have just got bogged down in our pasts, never being able to climb out of the troughs we fall into or the peaks that we sit atop.