Recently, I heard someone share a label describing “who” they were. The person said, “I have ADHD.” It was stated like a job title, of which they were proud, like Clinical Director, or Receptionist. Why do we allow our limitations to define us? The people I admire most in life are over-comers. Despite significant obstacles or “labels” which might be used by an individual, challenges were confronted, solutions were found. The person became better as a result. Labels can be used as an excuse or a spring board to lift us higher and further into expanding who we are.
How are you using your labels? How could your labels be used as a spring board, or to catapult you to where you really want to be?