We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but who you think you are is not who you really are... its just one version, and even then you've made that version up from your programming, your cultural expectations, family values, what you experienced and most importantly the meaning you put on those experiences. Who you really are is beyond your wildest imagination - beyond your cultural programming and conditioning, way, way beyond any of your concepts and ideas...
When you look for success from the outside - The office you work out of, the clothes you wear, the car you drive, the house you live in and the cool of your friends, it may seem for a while you have it all and indeed in our culture we are led to believe we do have it all... but it's impermanent and transient and when you lose it what and who are you then...?
For years and years and years from my teenage years I struggled with my thinking. Believing that almost everything I uttered to myself from the wee small hours in the morning to the sun shining down on me at its brilliant best in the mid morning was self evidently true because I had thought it so it must be true...mustn't it?
Russ Meyers Inspirational Coach