Are You a Chameleon?
Do you mold yourself to the people around you? Do you change to fit into the situation you are in? Are you a chameleon?
I was. I was for most of my life and it defined who I was. I didn’t know how to be anything different.
Being a chameleon for me meant that I had no idea who I was. I didn’t allow myself to be known. I didn’t allow myself to even know myself. I didn’t want to know myself.
Why do we become chameleons? Why do we feel the need to hide who we are? Why can’t we just be ourselves?
Because our society puts SO much pressure on us to fit these molds that are unrealistic. Our society wants us all to be the same; look the same, talk the same, live the same. Be. The. Same. Individuality is not rewarded or even encouraged.
I’m tired of it. I’m tired of trying to fit into this mold. I’m tired of hiding who I am. I am tired of not knowing who I am. I’m tired of being a chameleon.
I want to let myself out. I want to learn who I am without the boundaries of the mold. I want to be me.
Do you? What do you want? Do you know? Have you thought about it?
I didn’t start thinking about it until I started reading personal development and opening my mind to a different life. I didn’t even think that I was a chameleon until I started learning about how we tend to change who we are to fit into situations. I didn’t know what I wanted in life. I didn’t know who I was.
It all starts with one thought. One realization. One step. We can all find out who we are if we just take the one step. If you feel lost, if you think you might be a chameleon, take the one step to acknowledge you have room to grow.
I say this over and over again, it all starts with one step. One thought. One realization. Take the one step and you too can learn how to break free from the mold. You can learn how to become who you truly are instead of being a chameleon.
I can’t say I’m absolutely no longer a chameleon. But I can tell you that I am getting closer and closer to breaking the habit. I’m taking it one step at a time.