Archive - January, 2013

How Self-Labeling Holds us Back













Happy New Year! 

In the spirit of resolutions and goals, let’s discuss how we can move forward this year (and beyond.)

In general, we find it irritating when others put a label on us; we rightly want to break free from the restrictions of such things. Yet, we are more than happy to constantly put labels on ourselves, and to staunchly defend those self-determined limitations.  Let’s look at some common ones, both in our music and in our overall existence.

These often begin with “I’m a person who…”  and become gospel to us. Below, let’s identify some of these, translate them into what they really mean, and look at ways to challenge them.

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