Stop trying to be someone you’re not. Being yourself is the best gift you can give to the world. Accept the fact that you are truly unique in every aspect of the word. I want to stress the point of emulation; it is ok to emulate someone successful. The goal is to reap the benefits of and yield similar results that the successful person has by emulating or imitating their actions. This type of imitation is healthy. The imitation I speak of in the first sentence deals specifically with those who choose to live their lives based on someone else’s standards and expectations. You can choose to change that today.
It is imperative that you write your own story. As I mentioned before, many people make the mistake of trying to mimic the actions of the wrong people. You will know that the people or person you are choosing to imitate is not the “chosen” one when the results you are producing do not yield favorable results. Your mentor is producing results that benefit them as a result of being themselves; you need to do the same. Everything that makes them great is precisely what can and will make you great if you put your personal spin on it.
Learn to trust, love and accept yourself for who you are and what you can give to the world. Commit to memory the fact that you are uniquely gifted; allow the world to benefit from your gifts. The one song that kept playing in my head as I shared this word with you is Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”. The final verse of that song, in so many words, epitomizes the walk of a leader; “For what is a man? What has he got? If not himself – Then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels. The record shows I took the blows and did it my way.” You already have the roadmap to success, now all you have to do is do it your way!
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