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