Connecting the dots
Dear 20 year old Delia…Published November 06, 2022
Finding your identity is a process that requires introspection and self-reflection.
1. Take time to reflect
Schedule some time to be alone and think about your life experiences, values and beliefs. Ask yourself questions such as, “What are my passions and interests?” and “What motivates me?” Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal or notebook.
2. Identify your values
Your values are the guiding principles that shape your decisions and actions. Think about what is most important to you, such as honesty, integrity, or compassion. Your values should be reflected in your personal and professional life.
3. Consider your strengths and weaknesses
What are you good at? What are your weaknesses? Understanding your strength and weaknesses can help you identify opportunities for personal and professional growth.
4. Explore your passions
What do you enjoy doing? What are your hobbies and interests? Exploring your passions can help you discover new talents and interests, and can also help you identify potential career paths or entrepreneurial pursuits.
5. Embrace your uniqueness
No one is exactly like you, and that’s what makes you unique. Embrace your individuality and celebrate your differences. Your unique perspective and experiences can be a valuable asset in your personal and professional life.
6. Seek feedback
Ask friends, family members, or colleagues for feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. This can help you gain a new perspective on yourself and identify areas for improvement.
Finding your identity is an ongoing process, and it’s important to be patient with yourself. Remember, your identity is unique and personal to you, and it may take time to fully understand and embrace it. By taking the time to reflect, explore your passions, and embrace your uniqueness, you can find your identity deep within and build a fulfilling personal and professional life.
I am so proud of you!