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You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
-- James Allen


Friday, May 12, 2023

Live as who you are

Some people will agree with you and some people won’t. And in most cases, there’s nothing you can do to change that.

Some people will like you, admire you, respect you, and others won’t. That will be the case no matter what you do.

Yes, you can strive to impress and accommodate people in an effort to gain their favor. But such overt desperation is unlikely to earn any agreement or genuine respect.

Your best option is to simply be your authentic self. You cannot force everyone to admire you, but you can enable people to see who you truly are.

Some people are never going to resonate with you. Yet many people will appreciate and admire you for being open and honest about who you are.

Do and say what’s real, what’s true, what’s in line with your values, your preferences, your passions. The most impressive thing you can ever do is to live as who you are.

— Ralph Marston

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