Good morning, everyone. And welcome to the Bed Head Chronicles. Today, I wanna talk about identity. Who we believe we are. Oftentimes our identity is tied to our job. For example, when I was a triathlete, you know, my dream and my goal was to become a world champion triathlete. Now that could have become my identity.
But the fact of matter is that identity is so much more than just what we achieve or what we do in our lives. When I retired from triathlon in 2002, I was number one in the world and people couldn’t understand why are you retiring? You’re still winning races. You’re you’re number one. This is crazy. But the thing was that I had found what I was looking for.
I had found my true identity. That comes from within me. And that is the identity that I am someone who can have a dream and will throw my heart and soul and everything I have in to making that dream come true. I am resilient. I am, I am passionate. I could fall down and be disappointed and fail, but I would get back up every single time and do whatever it took to achieve my dream.
I am resilient. I am brave. I am courageous. I am strong. And I love with all my heart and soul. My identity doesn’t come from what I do or what I have achieved. My identity is who I am on the inside. I love deeply. I care about others. I not only wanna bring out the best in myself, but I wanna bring out the best in everyone around me.
I want to inspire, I want to empower. I want to. I want to teach. I want to take everything that I’ve experienced in my life and share that with the world and, and teach through my own experiences and through what I’ve learned along this amazing path of life. I’m an animal lover. I love my wife. I love my family.
I love my friends deeply, and I love this life. That’s my identity. So when you’re struggling with your identity, when you’re struggling to maybe let go of something that has defined you for most of your life. Remember that that’s not who you are. You are so much more than what you do on a daily basis.
Your identity comes from within. It’s how deeply you love, how deeply you care, how much you give to the world around you. Find your identity in those things, because those are the things that really matter. And that is truly who you are. Have an amazing day everybody.