“Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them.
Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
When I first saw this quote by Norman Vincent Peale, it made me think of businesses and how many of them think about competition. In some fields, the advertising is so much about what the other ones are doing and how their product does it better. That is very typical of automobile manufacturers, supermarket chains, and even politicians. It seems kind of weird to me to give the other guy any free advertising whether it is putting them down or building them up. It seems better to me to just talk about what you are good at and leave it there. But, we all tend to do some of that comparing anyway.
When you think hard about it, there isn’t anyone, in any power position, or any position at all who is you, so in this, you are the only live expert about you in existence. And, I think that if we paid more attention to our own strengths and forgot completely about the others, we might be further down the path than we feel we are.
So, here’s a quote that helps release this in all of us if we will act accordingly:
“Dance as though no one is watching. Love as though you’ve never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.” — Souza
Sometimes We Let A Little Out, When What Would Be Really Cool Would Be To Let It All Hang Out!
Spread Some Joy Today–Let it rip a bit today!