You Do You
You do you.
There is no value in trying to be someone else.
You do not need to compare yourself with those you admire.
You do not need to contrast yourself with those you despise.
In his semi-autobiographical book David Copperfield, Dickens writes:
“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”
Dickens was being rhetorical in the sense that only you can be the hero of your life.
There are other heroes that help advance your story. Friends. Family. Lovers. Enemies.
But you and only you are with you from start to finish, womb to tomb.
Do not fear about missing out.
Instead fear not being true to who you are.
Be cautious of those who tell you this is the best way to live your life.
There are many paths to success, and many ideas of success.
The challenge of life is to find your path and your idea of success.
Borrow from others what to do and what not to do and how to do it or not,
But always remember that their ways and whys may not fit you.
Our life is a bespoke suit not something off the rack.
Dress yourself as a reflection of you.
Stand out or fit in based on what fits you.
All that matters is that you do you.