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October 2, 2019

"No one is you and that is your superpower."

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Why is it that we lose sight of the beauty that is our own uniqueness? We are all capable of our own unique contribution to this world, yet we find ourselves regressing to the mean and finding ways to meet the expectations of others.  We can live our lives convincing ourselves that we want what someone else has, when in reality it’s probably not the best fit for you because you’re a different person. That’s a sad situation to deal with due to the fact that you’ll never be able to realize your full individual potential.  

This reminds me of a Dr. Seuss quote, “Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive that is youer than you.”  Our uniqueness should be welcomed and appreciated, not only out of acceptance for who we are, but for that intangible quality that only we have to offer.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying world views and independent perspectives, no two people are the same and no one sees the same situation like you do.  That is your superpower!

Remember that classic senior quote, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”  It just goes to show that we’ve been hearing about this our whole lives, and it’s time we took a step back to really internalize that.  Believing in our hearts that we have a purpose and a role in this world no one else can fill, is enough motivation to get up and do something about it. I encourage you to celebrate yourself, everything you are, and everything you have to offer.

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