I believe that you don’t do what you can in life; you do what you believe you are.
One of the greatest drivers of your human behaviour or actions in life is your need to remain consistent with who you believe you are.
This creates a challenge if you want to unlock your hidden potential.
You may have spent up to a lifetime unconsciously building an identity based on your habits, reactions to past life events, circumstances and your environment.
Any time that you attempt to make a change of any sort that is not in line with your identity, or who you believe you are, you will either sabotage your efforts, fail or not even try.
So the first question to ask when attempting to change anything is not, “what do I want to achieve?” but rather, “who do I want to become?”
True behaviour change is identity change.
Your identity should be intentionally designed based on a vision of your desired future-self.
When you begin to take small daily actions from the perspective of your future-self, you reinforce your new identity.
In fact, the word “identity” in its Latin root means “repeated beingness.”