Recently, I read a story about a man who had amnesia. For 10 years, he roamed the Earth with no recollection of his past. His family searched and prayed for his safety. Given that he was unsure about who he was, he ended up living in Europe for many years. Although he was born in the United States, when he was found, he only spoke Swedish. Thankfully, his family discovered he was alive. As of this writing, I am certain that he is reunited with his family. Obviously, they have a lot of catching up to do.
Can you imagine going through life not sure of who you are? I’m sure that can be very frustrating. The point is that without knowing exactly who you are, you leave yourself open to making decisions that will ultimately lead you anywhere. Anywhere can be good or bad. Everyone is born with a purpose. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how bad your situation may seem. There is a positive outcome waiting for you. However, if you desire to get to this positive outcome, you have to remain true to yourself. There are people who don’t have amnesia, yet they don’t know who they are. They don’t know who they are and it is evident in their actions.
You can tell if a person knows who they are by their actions and words. I have met students who say they want to go to college, yet skip class and refuse to complete homework assignments. This is the sign of a student who doesn’t know who they are. I say this because if a person really sat down and thought about who they are and what they want to be, then they wouldn’t make harmful decisions that can impact their future. Here is a statement from a student who knows himself: