“When you are real in your music, people know it and they feel your authenticity.” -Wynonna Judd
Your different then every other person on the planet, thats the obvious part. The not so obvious part is that’s a great thing! Far to often we look at this like its some sort of flaw, like we need to be exactly like everyone else. Otherwise we wont fit in, or we wont be thought of as cool, smart, talented, sexy. BULLSHIT! It is our uniqueness and authenticity that draws people in. It is our bold self expression that makes us cool and trendy. There is no cool in conforming with others, it waters us down and dilutes our true self to a dull photo copied version of someone else, then you wander around trying to fit in then trying to fit in and then trying to fit in. Its a never ending cycle of you molding yourself to fit into someone else’s life.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville
We get caught up to much in what others think. Honestly it causes un-needed stress in your life trying to live up to other peoples standards for who they think you should be. Here’s a tip… Most of the time they have no clue who they’re suppose to be let alone who you should be. So many people wander around aimlessly not knowing their true selves because they’re to busy trying to be someone else.
Now, Im not saying all imitation is a bad thing. Were often told to stand on the shoulders of Giants. Some of the best ideas were built off the ideas of others, but they were only improved upon by adding an extra dash the special ingredient… originality. To imitate something and improve upon the idea in your own way is no longer imitation, but authenticity and originality.
“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” ~Oprah Winfrey
So the big question is how do you take the step to becoming the authentic version of yourself? Refuse to do things just to please others, do things because it makes you happy. Do things because it brings you closer to the best-version-of-yourself. And the beauty is you’ll attract valuable people to your life by doing this. I don’t post in my blog to please others, although I do hope you find value in my thoughts and creativity. I don’t sing out loud in the car and shower to please those who can hear me, and I assure you they probably aren’t to pleased. I do these things for my own pleasure. I do these things to develop myself towards my current goals and aspirations. I do these things because I am Authentically ME!!!
Won’t ya join me… by being YOU!
Live Life :: Love Life
P.s. Although I did this for myself I still value your thoughts. So go ahead and leave your comments!