Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
– Oscar Wilde
Ever wondered what the secret to success is? It’s YOU. Yes, “YOU”, not the person you want to become, but the person you are.
In the wild rapid of life, we often forget to have a look at our own selves and just get this blind belief that the person in front is better than us. Well, She may be a great singer, or maybe a great dancer, maybe she’s even a famous actress; but, that’s HER, not YOU. You great somewhere else, in some field where you are unbeatable, like, let’s say, Painting. Both Michelangelo and Leonardo-Da-Vinci were great painters, but do their creations looks the same? No! And yet, even while being in the same field, both of them are equally famous. Why? Simple! Each had his own style, his own signature of artwork, which was mastered by his own self.
The moment you start valuing yourself, the world will start valuing you.
– Sandeep Maheshwari
People are unique. Just because you saw a genius who can solve any mathematical problem in seconds, doesn’t mean that you have to too! It is certain that you can do something far better than that mathematician. YOU are unique, and only one in the universe! You represent others by their names or nicknames, but you represent yourself by “Me” – this very word has a lot of power, the infinite power to change your entire life. You’ll never call anyone else by the word “me”, it’s reserved for you only!
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is not what you want to become, it is who you are. Stop chasing someone else, you are not someone else, you are your self. You are unique and precious. Let them be engineers, businessmen, whatever they want. You focus on what YOU want, not anyone else. Ultimately it’s your life, and when you’ll be sitting on a hospital bed one day, waiting for the final hour, the only question you’ll be asking yourself is “did I enjoy my life? did I make good use of it?” and trust me, if you keep on following others, you will never have a positive answer to that question. If you want something changed in your life, you yourself be the change, the rest will just follow! What happens in the outside world, that’s not under your control, but what you can control is your inner world. And if that inner world is peaceful, well, congratulations, you are living a truly peaceful life!
What you think about yourself matters more than what others think about you.
– Sandeep Maheshwari
Understand one thing, how harsh it may sound, the world, it won’t care about your struggle. It won’t care about anything else other than results, YOUR results, not someone else’s. So, stop caring about what other’s think of you and start emphasizing more on what you think of yourself. Don’t lose yourself in the crowded street, rather be the one unique person… the one person who becomes an inspiration to many… the one person who proves everyone who said “you can’t do it” wrong!… the one person who you once dreamt of becoming. People take more care about anything if a substitute for that particular thing doesn’t exist, like an antique. Be that only one unique person, don’t become a substitute to someone else, because just like you, there will be a lot of other substitutes too, and, so, you can easily be replaced. Don’t be the copy cat. Be the one unique antique! Be YOURSELF, second to none, irreplaceable! Life will automatically make you valuable. Prepare… Prepare… Prepare, and then one day, stun the world with who YOU are!
Dream of being the best version of you. Try impressing yourself and when you are done you will find that the world is already impressed by you.
– Avirupa Chakrabortyadded from comments