Self-definition and the art of positive possibility

September 29, 2009 | filed under challenge, read this, rewritable words | 2 Comments 

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The ages of youth are classically designated as the time for self-discovery. People are expected to figure out who they are, what they’re about and what they’re going to do with their lives. While up until the age of thirty might be a more pronounced period of self-discovery and self-definition, age is playing a smaller role in this process.

People are waking up and realizing they’ve created lives that no longer satisfy them. Some are finding that they’ve lost themselves in the process of living in the rat race and need to embark upon a process of discovery. Increasingly, there’s obvious financial pressure compounded with a pressure for authenticity and a life representative of congruency between work and home life.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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