“Be yourself: everyone else is already taken.”
– Oscar Wilde
Say “yes,” if your instincts are strong and remember there is no one in charge except those pretending to be, said Eve Ensler.
Just as with the Risks & Fears: Tough Leadership Decisions in Tough Times post, think about your life this way, the act of trying to please everyone makes everything murky.
It’s not alright to make everything, “okay” rather than “real.”
Being “real” means standing up for yourself, it means not settling, taking calculated risks and understanding that you have to fall to be able to pick yourself up again — this time much stronger and more knowledgeable than before.
“Decide if you want to be ‘ADMIRED’ or ‘LIKED.”
– Eve Ensler
You have to be your own advocate in this life, because no one else is going to do it for you. Don’t ever be scared to stand up for yourself; you are worth it.
We live in tough times that require tough decisions, but you don’t have to let the sign of the times affect the person you are and could be.
Help others. Return the favor of those who have aided you.
If you were in a tough situation and you were able to escape, understand that it takes courage, risk and the ability to face your fear to go back to that situation and help others get out it. Whether that be financially, addiction, abuse or anything else — if you are in a position to help, inspire and aid others — you should.
According to Madeleine Albright, there is a special place in hell for people who don’t help others.
Sometimes, doing what is right, isn’t the same as doing what is easy.
It isn’t what we say that define us, but often, it is what we do that defines who we are.
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