Define Yourself on Your Terms – Day 109 of 365 Days to a Better You

Read from your own dictionary.

If I got a group of you in a room and asked you to close your eyes and imagine a table, you’d all imagine a different table. It’s not because we don’t all know what a table is. It’s because, even for a commonplace thing like a table, we all see our own version when we hear the word.

The same is true for important words like love, happiness, success, freedom, and compassion. What those words mean to the society as a whole, to me, or to anyone you know matters not. In the context of your life, it only matters what they mean to YOU!

Why would you choose to live by anyone else’s definitions of important words like that? As well meaning as they may be, your mother, your friend, your boss invariably have different visions of these words.

Power hack: You must always and everywhere feel perfectly free to define these words for yourself. I’d encourage you to give some thought to what happiness, success, freedom, and other words on your list really mean to YOU!

We are so fortunate to live in a time when we have the freedom – and why that is so important – to live according to the definitions of ourselves that make sense to us. So, stop memorizing that old “society says” dictionary and write your own dictionary these for life-changing concepts. Then go out and live it!

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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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