Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dare To Believe

I came across this fabulous piece which coincided with a conversation I had with a client just the other day about uniqueness. I maintain, if you keep trying to be someone else, then who would be you? And what would the world look like if we were a mass of similarities rather than uniqueness because everyone tried to emulate someone else? The thought boggles my mind actually.

So by chance, I came across this piece and tried to find the author, but in vain. If anyone can come up with the name of the person who wrote this gem I'd love to hear. In the meantime I'll share with you: Dare to Believe - Author Unknown

You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

SO …
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of "being you."

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due,
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

Pretty amazing when you stop to really think about this, hmm? And if you have some words of wisdom that this inspires, please share them. It's quite fantastic when we discover a whole new facet of our being. It creates a constant source and sense of possibility!

Donna Karlin

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