When my (little) sister got a whoppin’ 3 points higher on the ACT her first time than I did my third try, my world kind of crashed. I shouldn’t have let it, and I should have been so happy for her, but I felt like I wasn’t as intelligent as her, or as good of a person as her. I was letting myself be defined by a number (and that’s not cool).
As I’ve recently “discovered”,
numbers don’t define you.
And you shouldn’t let them either.
This morning I listened to a talk given by Sister Rosemary M. Wixom called “Discovering the Divinity Within”. It was so good, and you can find it (here) if you want to read it 🙂 She said, “Our divine nature has nothing to do with our personal accomplishments, the status we achieve, the number of marathons we run, or our popularity and self-esteem. Our divine nature comes from God. It was established in an existence that preceded our birth and will continue into eternity.” I love this talk.
It doesn’t matter if that number is your ACT score, your weight, your followers on Instagram, your shoe size, or that math test you just bombed. IT DOESN’T MATTER. Because you are you, and YOU are a lot more than a number (and that’s cool).