In our modern world, we have a bias as humans to suspect that we always must seek to be something more. We have to be prettier, funnier, richer and everything else in between. But all of these things that we think we need to be stop us from truly expressing who we are deep down. We continually compare ourselves to others and create treacherous masks for ourselves so others will like us more. Thing is, after a while, these masks always fall off and people end up seeing us for our true selves anyhow.
It’s a ton easier, and far more fun in the end, to be completely who you are without any apologies.
This isn’t to claim that you shouldn’t take time to enhance your life. Nevertheless if you’re going to go down the path of personal development and deepening, you have got to actually focus on doing it for yourself. In truth, that really is the only way that sustainable change comes to be. When you start developing for other people or because someone just told you to do it, you don’t actually end up believing in what you are actually doing. Rather, development becomes something that you finally cross off a list instead of a lifetime journey.
Be incredibly thankful for what you have right now and who you are and should you be looking to take a journey that might change you for the better, then develop for yourself. Develop as you know that it’s the right thing to do and that it will manufacture a better future for yourself.
In the end, if we stay true to our own paths and believe in ourselves, we are truly capable of anything.