Every day the world is telling us what we should aspire to, what’s cool, what’s not, what’s considered ‘normal’… and it can be really hard to be different. But when you’re your own person, the only way you’re really different is if you’re looking from the outside. Inside, you’re not being different, you’re only being yourself.
As Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” The more that you follow your heart instead of following the crowd, the easier it gets. By separating yourself and going your own way, you’re allowing your true self to come through, but if you’re always following other people, you’ll never know your true potential. Listen when others give you advice, but decide for yourself if you want to take it.
Game Plan: You deserve to be yourself. As you continue to learn who you are, what you like, what you believe… be confident in yourself. You have your own unique way of looking at the world. Be yourself.