Children are like sponges that soak up everything around them. Think about when you were a child. You probably believed in many things that were not always true. And sadly, you probably believed false things about yourself based on the perceptions of others.
You see, when we are children, we are somewhat gullible. We view people who are older than us as if they are omniscient. We believe that they never make mistakes and that they are perfectionists. This could be a parent, an older sibling, older cousin, etc. Whatever they tell us we believe it to be true, and it eventually sticks with us, especially if it’s about ourselves.
For many years, I’ve believed so many false perceptions about myself. These perceptions were instilled in me for decades! I really wasn’t aware of the fact that my identity was built by accepting labels that were placed on me as a child by others. It wasn’t until I embarked on a journey into self-discovery when I realized that everyone’s perception of me was wrong.
The process of freeing yourself from childhood labels isn’t always an easy task. Everyday I am still learning who I truly am. I am finding the greatness within me day by day. I’ve also learned to accept the fact that no ones words or perceptions define me. Once you’ve come to these realizations nothing or no one can make you feel less than your true authentic self.
Listen to The Mental Stimulation Podcast: Childhood Labels. In this episode we discuss labels that were placed on us growing up and what we did to overcome these labels. You can listen on any podcast streaming network or by simply clicking the link below: