The only person you can be in this world is you. No matter what, be yourself. Be real. No matter where you are, be yourself.
And the only way you can make peace with yourself is to be yourself. Ask yourself, “If I am not myself, who am I?”
You will do better things in your life if you are yourself, if you believe in yourself, if you love yourself, if you have faith in your future, if you are not afraid of the unknown.
Why? Because the future is unknown.
To be anything else is to be a fool, a coward. To be who you are not is to be a liar, a storyteller.
It does not matter what you are doing right now. If you want to do it really well, you must be yourself.
According to Ryan Holiday, “Be a cop. Be a soldier. Be a philosopher. Be another musician in a long tradition of rock music. Hold somebody’s hand. Just make sure that underneath, you are being yourself. That you are not letting fear shut you up or put your down. That you are not doing what everyone else is doing simply because they are doing it. Be original. Be yourself. To be anything else is to be a coward.”
You cannot connect with your true self if you are not honest with yourself. Because being your true self is being honest with yourself. Whatever you do, small or big, make sure that you are not faking it. Just make sure that you are doing it for you, not because others want you to do it.
Do not do it. Because you will never win. The best thing to do for yourself is to focus your energy on positive things. Do not focus on negative things. Do not hang out with negative people. Instead of trying to fight the negative, why not focus on loving yourself? Why not focus on what is important to you? Why not do what makes you really happy? Why not commit yourself to why you are alive?
According to Louis Hay, “Fighting the negative is a total waste of timeif you really want to make changes in your life. The more you dwell on what you don’t want, the more of it you create.” So if you don’t want more of negative things, do not focus on them. Let them go. Let anger go. Let resentment. Let envy go. Let discouragement go. Let hate go. Let what you don’t want go. Do not create more of them. Why is that? Because everything you do, every thought you think, is creating your future. It is creating your future life. It is feeding your soul.
So if you want positive things in your life, you must stop thinking about negative things. You must focus on healing yourself. You must focus on discovering why you are here. You must focus on giving yourself life. You must focus more on what you have, not on what you do not have. Plant great seeds.
To win in life, you must plant the seeds of love, of faith, of respect, of courage, of kindness, and of compassion. And you can plant them. The question is, will you do it?