“The main thing, of course, always, is the fact that there is only one of you in the world, just one, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.”- Martha Graham
“There is only one you in the world.” And no one can do what you are doing. No one can live like you. No one can talk like you. No one can dance like you. No one can sing like you. Why is that? Because there is no one like you in the world. So do not worry about where you are now. Do not worry about where you are going. When you take care of now, when you take care of where you are, your future will take care of itself.
You have your own place in the world. And no one can live there but you. If you are not happy with yourself, check where you are. If nothing is working for you, check where you are. If you are not growing yourself, check what you are doing. Ask yourself, “Am I in my own place?” Because if you are not in your place, things will not be easy for you. But if you are in your place, things will not be difficult for you. Robert Colllier said, “If you have been drifting, if your work has been joyless, your business profitless, look around you for the right niche that was made for you to fill.” If you want to be successful in your life, you must look for your own niche.
“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.”- Marcus Aurelius
What is your own strength? What are you good at? Your strength is what makes you different from other people. Your strength is what makes you unique. Your strength is your pillar, is your foundation, is your energy, is your secret weapon. American actress Meryl Streep said, “What makes you different or weird- that is your strength.” Even if others are not comfortable with your strength, do not worry about other people’s opinions of you.
You need your strengths to win in life. You need your strengths to defeat the demons within you. You need your strengths to face your fears. Jen Sincero writes, “If you run from your fears, they will follow you. If you run straight at your fears, they will get the hell out of your way. Fears hate it when you do that.” That is why it is so important to be honest with yourself when you are dealing with yourself. Because you cannot face your fears with your weaknesses. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “Our strength grows out of our weakness.” True. When you are faced with a problem, do not resist it. Instead of trying to hide something that is bothering you, see what you can take away from it, see what you can learn from it.
Don’t ignore a problem. It has something to teach you. Pay attention to it. Because you cannot live your life without running into one or two or three problems. It is not possible to live a successful life without facing multiple problems. It is not possible to live a peaceful life without first solving our problems.
“What makes you different or weird- that is your strength.”- Meryl Streep
To live a peaceful life, you must first solve your problem. You must first handle the issue at hand. If you can’t do it alone, seek help from others. Do not try to do it alone. Because other people know what you do not know. That is what you do when things are challenging you.
When things are not working out for you, don’t beat yourself up. If it continues, see what you can learn from it. Because Whatever you are going through right now, is not going to destroy you, is not going to kill you, is not going to take your life away, but to strengthen you, to make you stronger, to show you a new life. In the words of Chris Michael, “Nature loves to take us off course, to challenge our beliefs, to force us to dig deeper to love people whom we don’t understand. She loves to upset our normal, every dau routines and take us out of our comfort zone. That’s why she puts things in our path that we think don’t belong there.” If you want to grow, you must embrace the unknown.