One Important Way To Be Your Real Self

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Why is it important to be our real selves? Why can’t we just keep ‘faking it till we make it?’

Great questions! It is impossible to live a great life without first knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what makes you happy. If you don’t know your true self, then you are not living your own life. You are faking it till you make it. When will you come out of your closet?

The only life you have is YOURS, not mine. Euripides said, “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” Until you start to live your own life, you are not really living your own life, you are living other people’s lives. Do you want to live like that? I hope not.

It is important to live your OWN life. When you live your own life, you will have the chance to focus on yourself- your skills, your talents, your relationships, your personal and professional development, your self- discovery. But if you focus on other people’s lives, you are not living your own life to the fullest. You are wasting your time on earth.

The only way to be your real self, your true self, is to be ORIGINAL. You cannot be yourself when you imitate people. Imitation is not real. It is a photocopy. To accomplish great things in life, you have to be yourself. If not, your self-esteem will suffer. Herman Melville said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. If you succeed being another person, you have not succeeded. But if you succeed being yourself, you have succeeded.

Be yourself, don’t imitate anyone, and you will succeed.


You Never Know What Is Possible Unless You Do This One Thing

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William Blake said, “You never know what is enough unless you know more than what is enough.” If you don’t have enough, you won’t know what enough is. To know what is enough, you must exceed your own enough.

You never know what is possible for you unless you push yourself forward. If you want to know that something is possible, don’t talk about it. Do it! Do it today, not tomorrow. If you don’t push yourself to try new things, you won’t know how smart you are. If you don’t face obstacles in life, you won’t know you have the power to stand anything that stand in your way to success. You will never know what you are capable of unless you TRY.

If you have something in mind that you want to pursue, go for it. Don’t hold back, because you never know what you can do unless you try. You never know what you are up to unless you stretch yourself. If you don’t stretch yourself, you cannot grow.

If you have a dream you want to pursue, do it, because you never know what you can do. Don’t limit yourself.