Where you’re at right now is where you are, not who you are

Stop defining yourself, or letting others define you, by where you happen to be in life right now. So you’re homeless? Okay. It’s one stop on your journey. Were you homeless five years ago, or 20, or will you be in a year, or 10 years? You don’t know. In 2006 I was living in a 1975 stripped out Chevy van. Three years later in 2009 I was speaking at TED Global in Oxford England. Who was I? Things change – sometimes as fast as in the next hour. Define yourself by what you believe, think, and how you treat yourself and others. That can change too, but not so fast.

Who you are is a lot different than where you are.