I love this quote. The world will try to change you into someone else – have you ever had a dream, but didn’t follow it because you heard “It would be wrong”, “that’s not how the world works”, or “stop being a dreamer”. I’ve seen the looks of “you poor thing, that will never work” or “I don’t want you to get hurt”.
Don’t let them – Be yourself, follow your dreams, Proudly Show Your Brilliance
There is only one you with your strengths, weaknesses, experiences and dreams. There has been no one like you since before the dawn of time and will never be another like you to the end of time. You are truly Amazing and the world is a Better Place because you are in it.
I think the world would be a much better, more interesting place if everyone had the courage to contribute their Brilliance.
I’m watching the movie The Mummy (one of my favorite shows). A scene that always gets me is when she is upset that the Bembridge Scholars had rejected her application. This saddens me as so many people will see themselves as “not enough” and will give up. Could you imagine a world without Dr Seuss? Theodore Geisel was rejected 27 times. How about Judy Bloom or J.K. Rowling? Walt Disney? Oprah? Thomas Edison? Steve Jobs? Bill Gates? Albert Einstein? Steven Spielberg?
Seth Godin stated “Reject the tyranny of being picked: pick yourself” Are you going to let someone stop you? Or are you going to decide to Be Yourself?
Take that Bembridge Scholars!