rants and ramblings

Be who you are

“Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.” – P.T. Barnum

We all have a true self. Sometimes we fight it, sometimes we adapt and adopt another self in order to create a sense of fitting in. In reality, success and happiness will come from being exactly who you are…regardless of what that means.

Being someone else may give you a short-term sense of belonging, but will eventually hurt you in ways you can’t grasp until it happens. Avoid that hurt, and the hurt it causes others, by being true to who you are at all times.

P.T. Barnum’s quote doesn’t fit the text of this entry perfectly when taken at face value, but for me it’s very powerful. Be you with all your might, be you early and late, in season and out of season, and never defer for a single hour to being a you that makes you uncomfortable.

Get out there today and do good things, whatever that means to you.

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