You’re Not Running for Office

just_be_yourself__by_katherinebaker

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter, don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter.” – Theodor Seuss Geisel

Politicians will say anything to get elected and I’m sure they would do all of it if they could but there is a reason most of them never do. What pleases you displeases someone else and vice versa. This is the main reason why politicians, as a whole, are not thought of as very honest people.

One of the biggest mistakes early on in my business was trying to make everyone happy. I was allowing others to make every decision and this lead to me having no identity. A true leader is someone people can look at and know where they stand. They are like trees, willing to bend in the wind but with their roots firmly planted deep in the ground.

Focus on being everything to someone. Narrow down your focus like a single beam of light and it will start a small fire. The key here is being true to yourself in everything you do because that way you will always stay grounded in reality. If you try to do something you don’t feel is right just to please someone else then you are not being true to yourself and unless you are true to yourself you cannot be true to anybody else.

No matter what you do in life, you will never be able to bring the whole world along with you but you will be able to reach out and touch the hearts and minds of those people who share your core values. It is for this reason that you owe it to yourself and to those who believe in you to be who you are and to say how you feel.

Far too many of us feel we have to be the person we feel others want us to be and, as a result, we end up making our lives miserable. Also when you have the courage to be yourself life becomes so much easier because you have given yourself the freedom to be the person you really are. And those that matter will thank you for it.

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5 thoughts on “You’re Not Running for Office

  1. Hey Justin,

    It took me a while to understand this in full and I even made two huge wrong career choices based on the fact of pleasing somebody else.

    Now that I focus mostly on the goals that I want for myself, everything got easier in a way (I work harder but I’m happier).

    Really strong advice here Justin, thanks for a great reminder man.

    Sergio
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