Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken. This is the best advice that you will ever receive in life because it is one of the truest facts to tell someone but the hardest concept to grasp. You were born as yourself and it is the easiest thing you can be. But so many people choose to not be themselves and try so hard to be someone else. Why?
When I say be yourself everyone is taken, think about this.
But you will never find out what that contribution is if you are to busy chasing after someone else’s dream. For most people, it is only natural to compare yourself to others (see my blog here). We are living in the days of social media and Photoshop. Scrolling through people’s Instagram and Facebook feed can leave one feeling depressed. It is leaves you with an unrealistic perception of reality, because most people only post what they want you to see on social media not what their life really is (click to see my blog here).
As a result you are always trying to attain a life that belongs to someone else or get what you think someone else has. Even if it is not for you. But you have to remember be yourself. It is who you were born to be and it is the only person that you can be. The reason why you are not like someone else, or have the gifts of someone else, or even have the life of someone else is because you are you and not them.
If you really focus on being yourself instead on trying to be someone else, you will learn that what you have to offer can be just as equally awesome or even better. Because what you have to offer is only something that you can do.
Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken means that you must understand that the more that we covet other people’s lives, the more we are moving away from our own life. What is meant for them is for them and what is meant for you is for you. But if you are so focused on who they are and trying to turn yourself into them, then that means you are not focused on you. (check out my blog here on how you should be so focused on yourself that other people should not phase you).
Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken. We were not made to be clones of one another. We were not all made to look like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, or Beyoncé. I do not care how advanced plastic sugary is, why would you actively want to try to look like and be someone else? Do you think that low of yourself that you do not feel that what you have to offer is sufficient? I think the biggest thing that you can rob the world of is the unique set of characteristics and talents that only you bring to the table. But if you are always chasing someone else’s dream then you are missing out on your own dream. And I believe that your dream is just as equally great as the person you are coveting and if you tune into to what your purpose is and stop thinking that someone else’s purpose is your purpose. Because it isn’t. Also click my blog here on how to find your purpose.
Some people never reach that mind frame in understanding that you were meant to stand out. That there is no one like you in the world. And instead of understanding how truly awesome it is for no one in the world to be exactly like you, you are too busy trying to change your uniqueness and conform to someone that is not you. When that was NEVER meant to be. Robbing yourself of your own life a life that could have made you 10 times happier than the life you are trying to steal from someone else.
Be yourself everyone is taken. Instead of trying to take the same path as someone else thinking that you are going to get the same results as them, take your own path. I think that the most successful people in the world took it upon themselves to learn that they were good at. They took their own gifts and talents and figured out a way to turn it into success (see my blog here). And the main reason why they were successful at it, is because no one else was doing it.
That is why I encourage everyone to follow their own heart. It is okay to take advice or listen to encouragement from other people, but never allow other people to dictate your life and tell you what you should be doing for the future. If you listen to other people in regards to what you should be doing, then you will be living out their dream and not your own. There have been times that I have had to shut other people down because they want me to follow their definition of success because they do not understand what I want to do. But they don’t have to understand it. The vision of what I want to do was given to me not them. And I am comfortable enough to recognize that I rather make mistakes while doing things my way (see my blog here), then follow someone else’s vision and be unhappy. So remember
Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken. You Can Contribute Something To The World That No One Else Can.