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Soon after birth, you were given a name and a bunch of data to help identify you: length; weight; eye color; date and time of birth; parents’ names; and so on. You were now a little person who had a whole bunch of words and pictures associated with you. Over time, as you grew up, made friends, participated in activities, attended school, and landed a job, many adjectives and qualities were stuck to you, in the same way you might put a sticky note on a white board. These were invisible sticky labels, though. They lived inside and were fed by belief, attention, and the meaning given to them. It’s quite natural to know yourself as your name, your title, roles, and positive or negative qualities that have come to define you. We are told we are good, kind, talented. Or that we are bad, lazy, worthless. We also learn to connect our value to the job we have and how much money we earn. Our self-image gets a boost when we get a promotion and think that we’ve made it now. These are all words and ideas about who we think we are.