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Who Am I?

Who Am I? by Lisa Vecchione{2:36 minutes to read} Who am I? This is a question which started at the beginning of time and has continued throughout history. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, world leaders, and even Jesus have posed this seemingly simple question. Self-awareness is the beginning of self-acceptance, which yields the fruit of self-appreciation.

Do you ever wonder who you are? If I were to ask you this question, what would your answer be? I am a:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Carpenter
  • Pastor
  • Father
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Student
  • Senior

All of these answers are correct and are accomplishments to be acknowledged. However, they don’t really answer the question “who am I?,” but rather are titles telling us what you do. Titles don’t encompass your uniqueness and are subject to change.

To answer the question “who am I?“ you have to get acquainted with yourself on a deeper level. Often people get lost in what they do (titles). Some are consumed by their titles, while others lose their identity and disconnect from themselves. This can lead to sadness, lack of motivation, and a life only half-lived.

Knowing who you are doesn’t mean you are self-absorbed. It makes you the best version of yourself, opening a world of possibilities. Self-awareness also helps relationships thrive.

Take a moment and ask yourself:

  • What do I like?
  • What do I hate?
  • What are my strengths?
  • What are my weaknesses?
  • What do I like to do?
  • What makes me happy?
  • What makes me sad?
  • What do I believe?
  • What makes me different?

Answering these questions is the first step to figuring out who you are, which will help you see life from a different perspective. Knowing who you are will also help you know who you are not. This truth can change your life and keep you safe.

There is only one you, and you are a very important person. You have value and worth. Realizing who you are will allow you to begin to accept and appreciate yourself and function at full capacity—confidently and securely.

So, who are you?

Lisa Vecchione, LMSW
CBT Psychological Associates
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 345
Commack, NY. 11725
(631) 486-5140
Office@cbta-ny.com

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Lisa Vecchione, LMSW
CBT Psychological Associates
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 345
Commack, NY. 11725
(631) 486-5140
Office@cbta-ny.com

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