Recently, I was at a yoga class. And one of my favorite instructors was there as a student.

Our mats just happened to be next to each other. And I was all… OMG! I’m practicing next to a real yogi!!

But during class it hit me, aren’t I a real yogi?

I practice two or three times a week.

I meditate almost every day.

I was a yoga model for a local television program last month.

So if I say that I'm awesome, am I awesome?

You are what you say you are.

This idea keeps finding me… that you are what you say you are.

The first time I ran into this idea was the fall of 2015. I was reading You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero. 

If you haven’t read this book, go out and get it. Like, right now. I would put this book toward the top of the best books I’ve ever read. 

And that list includes Daisy Faye and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg. If you ever come across that book, get it as well. I would lend you my copy but you’d have to swear on your life to return it.

Back to Jen, in her book, she says:

“I think, therefore, I can create awesomeness. Or horrendousness. But the bottom line is that it’s through our thoughts that we create our realities. [...] 

You created the reality you now exist in with your thoughts, which means you can use the very same power of thought to change it” (p. 93).

So maybe you’re not qualified for any job.

Or, you went to college and got a degree in political science or psychology or chemistry and there are no jobs for you to apply for.

Or perhaps you really are a giant loser.

Or not. Actually, really not.

The point is: You are what you say you are.

So, what do you say you are?