How to Be Who You Want to Be

When you see the world as a stage, you can Play the role of who you want to be.

Who you are is defined by each action you take.

Detach yourself from traits that you dislike.
Act on the traits you desire.

Think not ‘I am frustrated’ or ‘I am tired’ but rather ‘I am playing the character frustration’, ‘I am playing the role of tired’.

Frustration, fatigue, overwhelm... my emotions are identities attached to me, not aspects of who I am.
Little angel’s and devil’s on my shoulders.

You can even detach yourself from your fear.
Your fear is not you, your fear is a part of you.
It’s a hat we all wear, and it’s up to us whether to take it off or not.

Who we are is what we do with the circumstances we’ve been given+

I am not my past or my current circumstances.
I am what I do and represent from this moment forward.

I Am ME.

#KeepPursuing — Josh Waggoner.

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— Marcus Aurelius