The definition of a person is not what he or she does for a living or even what they do in their leisure time. We are multi dimensional beings and no one thing defines us. I am not my job and my job is not my life. When is the last time you sat down to ask yourself, who am I? Does what I do in my daily life reflect my inner desires and feelings? Take a moment to think about how you introduce yourself to others. The mass majority of people define themselves by either their job title or their family. These things say nothing of who you are, your desires or your accomplishments. To say that you are an architect or a doctor or a lawyer means nothing. It is what you do, it is your job, not you. Find out who you are and what you truly want out of life and create it for yourself.

We live in a world where our mind is limitless and can deliver to us all that we desire. Yet, all too often people move through life like a maze, believing their predetermined destiny is at the end of the puzzle. If they follow the path as they are told they will find their happiness. Stop searching for happiness and create it within. Only you know what it is that you truly desire and no school teacher, family member or boss can guide you to it. Look within yourself and allow yourself the opportunity to experience joy though the visions you create. You will soon begin to find yourself. Once you find yourself, you will know that you are not your job and your job is not your life.

Release yourself from the world of labor, goods and services long enough to see what it is that you desire and know that your current place within this system is not who you are. Construct your life around the things that make you happiest, not around the things that give you cash and you will become as rich, healthy and successful as you want to be.

Author's Bio: 

Lyndsey Shaffer is the Co-founder of the Onyx Six - Women of Color Business Network. Onyx Six is a business development network committed to creating a supportive and influential community of minority women entrepreneurs and professionals.