Daily Nugget #205
what role do YOU play?
do you play many?
do those roles
then slap a label on you?
massage therapist. tea lady. activist. skier. artist. town council member. vet. grocer. librarian. dancer.
i make a conscious effort to NOT slap on a label
when i am introducing or talking about someone.
<it can be challenging>
‘hey, this is so and so. she’s a <dot dot dot>’
we all do it.
define ourselves and others by our Roles. our Labels.
fuck roles. fuck labels.
they can be so limiting.
the label of your role
your many roles.
why can’t we just be people.
why do we feel we need to describe ourselves
by what we ‘do’.
can we even break free from that habit?
can we even begin to identify ourselves
by who we are
not by what we do?
this allows more space
for us to grow.
when placed in a labeled box
we find ourselves trapped
because that’s how others see
and define us.
i have been in a labeled box for many years
i broke free.
when you ‘do’ something for so long
others just assume that is who you are
that’s ALL that you are.
we are so much more than what we ‘do’.
we are all multi-talented.
maybe if we expand our idea of who we are
who others are
it will allow for us ALL
to BE our fullest.
make a list of qualities that YOU have
that don’t explain what you ‘do’.
happy. funny. reliable. loving. honest.
this gives you more room to be who you are.
practice using qualities to explain or introduce others
without using words that explain what they ‘do’.
not super easy
tho well worth it
for all of us.
let’s practice removing our boxes
and Allow ourselves
to fully fly to our greatest potential.
don’t be responsible for trapping anyone. ever.
encourage flight. exploration. growth.
we are never the same person we were…….