Being the Best Version of Yourself

best version of yourself

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-Judy Garland

Have you ever lost touch with your true self? Or at least a part of yourself?

We all do from time to time.

This quote is a great reminder that you’re a unique creation.

Your life is a totally unique concoction of the places you’ve lived, the people you’ve known, everything you’ve ever learned, and every experience you’ve ever had.

No matter who you are, you’re a unique creature – unlike anyone else who’s ever lived.

And yet, you still find yourself feeling average or below when you compare yourself to others, don’t you?

I want this week’s Tone Setter to help you change that so you can start uncovering and appreciating the best version of yourself.

I want it to remind you every day during the week that being yourself is good enough to do whatever you want to do in life.

Take it from a guy who wasted spent most of his life trying to fit someone else’s mold… you’ll be much happier, more productive, and successful if you spend your time and energy on the things that make you come alive.

By the way, I crossed out the word “wasted” above because while it can sometimes feel like wasted time, I can’t in good conscience label something that ultimately made me smarter and happier a “waste.”

Two Questions to Find the Best Version of Yourself

Ask yourself these two questions:

If you could do anything right this very second, what would it be? Get creative. How could you make that thing into a calling or vocation?

What “dumb little thing” makes you happier than it should? What seemingly inconsequential thing gives you great pleasure – even if other people don’t get it? What might that be telling you?

Contemplate these two questions this week – and at every opportunity be the very best version of you that you can be.

Let’s talk about this.

What does being a first-rate version of you look like?
What can you do to start letting that first-rate you out to play?

About Gary Korisko

Gary is a battle-tested sales and marketing pro, copywriter, coach, and business strategist who teaches how to create worthwhile work on Reboot Authentic. Connect with Gary on Google+ and Twitter.

4 Replies

  1. Victor

    “You need to be yourself,
    You can’t be no one else”
    (Oasis, “Supersonic”)

    Disclaimer: in this comment I used the word “I” too often:)

    Well, here I can say that I managed to realize and live my own personality a long time ago, and for me that was really simple thing.

    First of all, I didn’t (and don’t) hinder myself to live my own life. I realize, that one should be a true personality to succeed in life.

    That’s how I’m doing it: I imagine the perfect “I”, and then write down the description in details; what I can do, what I have and what I am. Then I make a plan of actions: how exactly I will reach my goal and what I need for this.

    Oh, I forgot to mention. At this time I don’t think about someone else – I’m busy, I create an ideal version of myself. Not anyone else.

    And, I think, if other people would think the same way (though I may be mistaken), they will turn on their first-rate “I” at the moment they come up with this idea.

  2. Awesome article Gary. I was also facing the same problem until i read a quote somewhere “Never judge yourself through someone else’s eyes”. Today i found this article which i will surely follow. Keep posting such articles.

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