It is really easy to let external factors define who we are.
Especially the traumatic ones.
I know, I’ve been there…
There will always be things in our lives that impact us negatively.
Some of them a lot.
And it can be really easy to become bitter or sad and live your life like that.
But here’s the important thing to understand: these external factors, especially the negative ones, they can only define us if we let them.
That’s the key to it.
No one has a perfect life.
Everyone has challenges – some big, some small.
But we all have a choice in how the challenges (and bad experiences) impact us: we can let them define who we are, or we can make a conscious decision about who we are.
We do have a choice.
But only if we exercise it.
Exercise your ability to choose for yourself.
Don’t let external factors define who you are.
Also published on Medium.