Digits are not definitions. We are obsessed with numbers. We concern ourselves with the size of our outfits. We worry about the weight on our scale. We seem to measure our success by the amount of money we make or years of service. We even let our age determine how we feel or what we think we can accomplish. Digits or numbers do not determine what we can and cannot do. We decide!
The size of clothes you wear is a measurement, not definition. Outfit sizes for women is determined by the designer, not a universal standard. The clothing designer will create an outfit for their perceived size zero. Then as the sizes go up, inches are added. This means if you are a women and purchasing an outfit, you can fit in clothes that range four sizes in the same day. Yet we obsess over this digit like it determines our happiness.
Your weight is a measurement, not a definition. If you weigh 10-30 pounds more than you want to, you are not alone. But more importantly, it's a measurement not a definition. If you are heavier, it doesn't mean you're less healthy than your super skinny friend. You determine your health. We all have different bone structure and weight mass. If you struggle to put weight on, this is a problem, too. If you and your body can do all the things you want and you eat well and exercise, stop measuring and worrying and start enjoying the life you have.
Money is another digit we have turned into a definition. Success is not measured by how much money you have. You cannot take it with you when you die. And just because you have money doesn't mean you earned it. Success is who you love and who loves you. It's about what good you do with what you have, not how much stuff you collect.
Time and education are valued in the work place but, once again, are not a definition. You could be wasting your time refusing to learn the newest, latest, and greatest. Time is just a measurement, not a definition. Good work comes from effort, ideas, and application. It is not defined by how long you have gone to work but by how much good and work you do at your job.
Lastly, our age is a digit, not a definition. I remember thinking, "If I don't have it all figured out by 19, then life is over." I had the same thought at 29, but now I know better. We will never have it all figured out. My age doesn't determine who I am or what I can do. I determine that. MY age is a measurement but not a definition. We are not guaranteed time on this earth. Every day we are here is a gift! We need to get the digits out of our mind. We need to make sure that we are defined by the person we are and not the digits that measure us.