In reading Brendan Bruchard’s book, The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive, I came across a statement that rocked my mind. It rocked me in that I have always believed what he says to be true, but I was never quite able to articulate it in the concisely profound way
CREATE YOUR OWN MONA LISA
Creating yourself starts with knowing yourself. Be yourself to know yourself. Know yourself and self-reflect to own yourself. Own yourself and be apologetically you. Your authentic self will reveal itself to be a masterpiece. Be your own, genuinely unique Mona Lisa. The only masterpiece you must create in this world in found in being yourself.
Being told who you are and knowing who you are are two totally separate entities. I recently watched the newly released film Unknown, staring Liam Neeson, a film that questions identity, memory and existence. Its message to me was poignant as it took me along the twists, turns and uncertainties that come along with a self-identity crisis; it was a