Stop trying to be the best at something and start becoming the best you.
People connect with authenticity, you, not because you’re the best at something. People love you for who you are, not because of the perception you’ve created of yourself up to this point.
Life is about connection, not the chase of society’s definition of success and prestige
When you begin to concentrate on being the best you, you tap into your inner soul. You tap into that inner creativity and authenticity. You connect with others on a profound level. You establish deeper relationships. It may not be widely adopted, but it’s who you are.
You have to want to be who you are. That’s the foundation; to this journey, to change, to growth, to reinvention.
You must learn to love your flaws and love working on your flaws. You have to trust your most authentic self. Upon trusting you, you have to exert that and express it.
The legacy you leave is because of you
I was the one trying to impress instead of express who I was. I was always so fearful of being who I truly was and not being accepted for who I am.
So I would try to impress others, not for who I was, but for who I thought they would want me to be. I was building a perception of wanting to be the best at something. I was choosing the wrong best.
When you are fully committed to bettering yourself and choosing to own and accept your vulnerabilities, you are then able to pursue the best you.
Your output, your art, your work, your relationships, your connectedness, everything around you becomes more genuine and authentic.
Pour your most authentic self into everything you do
Whether it’s your nine to five or five to nine offer your unique abilities and let yourself bleed into everything you touch.
It saddens me to think about the time we spend at work just going through the motions simply to receive a paycheck, because it’s our job.
Regardless of what you do, it’s only a job if you say it’s a job.
Be unique by being yourself—It’s the only way
This goes back to a thought that randomly comes to me at different times, but, are we who we are when we are first brought into this world (kids) and then as older adults? During those middle years do we become who we surround ourselves with? Are we more susceptible to influences during those middle ages? It may not be who we truly our, but during that stage it’s almost as if we are experimenting with our identity. But, as we age, do we revert back to the version of ourselves during our childhood. Or does it take effort in finding that person once again.
If only we all could get to a place where the kid in us never leaves.
Be the best you. Accept your flaws. Be vulnerable.