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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

January 26-27-28, 2024

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

The stories I tell about myself help me figure out who I am.

Today's inspiration was written by Linda Rossetti:

Who am I? Who am I in the aftermath of a breakup? Who am I without this job that defined a big part of my existence for so long? Who am I if I am no longer physically able to do the kind of things I am used to doing? Have you ever asked yourself such questions?

Like many, I believed that new forms of self-definition emerged from lightbulb moments or occurred on the heels of something unexpected, like winning the lottery or get­ting accepted to a selective training program.

What I learned was markedly different. The most consistently reli­able way to generate a new self-definition is to interrogate the stories we tell about ourselves. As we grow, those stories serve as a discovery platform for new self-concepts. Our stories can do the hard work of helping us figure out what to do next.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Who Am I? Reimagining Your Identity
     Written by Linda Rossetti.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of discovering who you are (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
Sometimes (maybe often) we feel confused as to who we are and what we are "supposed" to do with our life. But, our inner being knows. So if we listen to what we say, to ourselves and to others, we can discover our inner truths and our path. 

Our focus for today (and the weekend): The stories I tell about myself help me figure out who I am.

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About the Author

photo of Linda RossettiLinda Rossetti is a business leader, Harvard MBA, and pioneering researcher who has dedicated her career to advancing our understanding of individual and organizational transformation. Her work has been featured on NPR, NECN, NBC/WBZ, Money Magazine, Next Avenue, SmartBrief, The Huffington Post, and other outlets. Previously she served as EVP of HR and Administration at Iron Mountain, a Fortune 500 Company with 21,000 employees in 37 countries, and as CEO of EMaven, Inc., a venture capital-backed technology company that was acquired by Perot Systems, now owned by Dell EMC.

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