If you want to grow, just know that learning is not an avent; it is a lifelong thing. If you want to succeed in your life, do not seek to be like other people. All you have to do is to NEVER stop learning about yourself, your life, where you are, and where you are going.
Your life is about you, not about other people. So if you are not living your life in your own way, you are wasting it. Because living other people’s lives will never get you to where you really want to go.
Focus on where you are going. Do not try to be like others. Just work harder to be better than who you were yesterday. That is the only way forward. Because to get what you want, to be successful, to grow, to make a difference, you must know who you are. If you do not know who you are, you will not get what you want.
If you know who you really are, you can achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve. It is important to know who you are. Knowing who you are is the beginning of success. Knowing who you are is the beginning of self-realization. Think about it. If you do not know yourself, if you do not know what you want to be, how can you do great things? You can’t.
And you can achieve greatness if you are willing and ready to take responsibility for your life, for your actions. According to Joan Didion, “The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s life is the source from which self-respect springs.” Yes, taking responsibility for our lives is everything. Responsibility is about racing against yourself, not racing against others. Racing against others is a waste of time. The best way to move forward in your life is to race against yourself. And if you can race against yourself, if you can face yourself, great things will come to you. The question is: Are you willing and ready to race against yourself?