Writer Ambrose Bierce said: “In my 20’s I realized I was not a poet. That was the bitterest day of my life.” That realization opened the door to his “other” writing career that included what we all read in high school: “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” Knowing what you are not, is just as important as knowing what you are. But that takes a lot of brutal honesty.
Too many people are locked into the false lives, because they simply won’t face reality. But the truth is, being honest about what you are not, could be the first step to your freedom. Escaping a false sense of purpose could be the key to understanding your real purpose.
Is there anything you realized you were not, that opened the door to what you are today?