There is nothing wrong with wanting to reach your full potential by striving and pushing yourself to reach your goals. It's great to have mentors and people we aspire to be like in terms of their ethics, ambition and drive but we run into issues when we push too hard to be something or someone we aren't. This is how we lose our own identity and the core of what makes us unique. We will never be like anyone else. God created your inner most being and knit you together in your mother’s womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are beautiful with the very things you may consider imperfect or a nuisance. The essence of who you are is your power that cannot be replicated because it was fitted just for you. The world would be a pretty dull place if it didn’t come with any diversity which we all bring - a rainbow full of complexities designed to fit into this puzzle of life.
Let these words be a reminder to you that you are fabulous. The sound of your voice, those laugh lines and freckles, the way your nose wrinkles when you smell something funny, that swag in your walk, the color of your eyes, those stretch marks on your thighs, that little pudge in your tummy, your choice of dessert, favorite color, style of dress, your values, sense of humor… My dear friends, your credentials are endless and that is the point. There are so many moving parts that activate and maintain your potential, therefore embrace every part of you because you are with you for the rest of your life. When you self-love you will realize that your capabilities are limitless as you continue to discover new truths about the very things that make you you!
“No one is you and that is your biggest power” – Dave Grohl