There’s a Label for That…

She’s a bit strange. He’s a hustler. I’m having a bad hair day. She’s divorced.  He’s got a disability.

Tags, or labels, as a society, we live with them. There are some labels that I love to wear~adventurous (a new one for me), loyal and sympathetic are a few. Being a divorcee was a label that I didn’t want to wear. How often do we put a label on things that we do not understand? Or things that we have a previous experience with, be it negative or positive?

Labels can hold us back from having a meaningful or enjoyable experience. Have you ever been invited to a party, and figured that you were not going to have a good time based on the host, or even the location? Do you believe cannot achieve something based on your experience or training? Have you labeled yourself as being an underachiever, or even unlucky? (By the previous statement, I am not saying that you can be doctor or lawyer without finishing the necessary training.)

Many labels are not flattering. They may have been given to us as far back as childhood. Living up to them, or shaking them can cause us undue stress and negativity. These tags may not have been given to us by someone who even knew us well, or had our best interests at heart. They may have been jealous, or spiteful when they labeled us. And yet, we will go through our lives living in the box that these people have built for us.

We only get one go at this life. Second chances sometimes come our way, but we don’t have to wait for those. We an take the hand that we are dealt now, and look at life through our eyes, not someone else’s.

A lot of the things that I blog about are not easy. However, looking at life through your own eyes, ensures that you can take the credit for your actions. And, wouldn’t it be great to have that smug assurance that you were called an underachiever, but became a philanthropist and a millionaire?

Philanthropist. Millionaire. I’ll take that label!

May Your Cup Always Be Full,

Emerging Princess

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