“Be who you are, not who others want you to be.”

So many times we live our lives to please others. We do things that we think will please our friends, our parents, our mates, even our children… In living to please others we lose sight of what it is that we want and who we are. We’re surrounded by all kinds of people throughout our day-to-day lives. Some we never really get to know personally, others we think we know but they eventually show a side to themselves that we never knew was there. Then there are those who genuinely care for us and have our best interest at heart. And we have all had those encounters with people who pretend to want to see us do well and prosper, but they secretly envy us and want what it is we have. They won’t ever admit it, but through subtle signs, we see it.

Life isn’t about dressing to impress, or living beyond your means by trying to “keep up with the Jones'”. It’s about finding out what your purpose is and fulfilling it to the maximum degree that you possibly can. I believe that. Never stop being who you are to be someone you’re not. Be true to yourself and the rest will be easy.

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