“What you do affects who you are. That’s because personal projects are all about the future — they point us forward, guiding us along routes that might be short and jerky, or long and smooth. By tracing their route, we can map the most intimate of terrains: ourselves.”
We tend to think our personalities as a set of traits established by elements of our nature and nurture background. But this TED Talks article suggests there’s a third key component: our projects.
The article breaks down how our projects shape our personalities and notes this also means what we do can remake who we are.