I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

You were born an original, don’t die a copy

on November 27, 2012

I love inspirational quotes and I have a few favourites.   This is one of them.  It is actually the name of a book written by John Mason that talks about how God created us to live a life of purpose.   I haven’t read the book yet, but it is on my to-do list.

This quote really makes me think about what I have done with my life.   Have I been successful in fulfilling my own dreams and reaching my own goals?  Or have I fulfilled someone else’s dreams and reached someone else’s goals?

We all try so hard to be what other people want us to be.  We want to be accepted and loved, but we don’t think we are good enough, so we try to copy other people.  Often these other people have just as many flaws as we do, but we don’t see them.

It has taken me most of my life to realize that I should just be the person that I was originally created to be – a unique individual with special talents and abilities.  I don’t want to be a copy of somebody else, I just want to be me.

The world would be full of happy, well-adjusted people if we would stop comparing ourselves to others and trying to change ourselves into something that we are not supposed to be.   Don’t try to be somebody else.  Just be the person you were created to be!   Be confident in yourself!  Believe in yourself!  There is only 1 of you – 1 special you!!!  YOU ARE AN ORIGINAL!

2 responses to “You were born an original, don’t die a copy

  1. nathanadro rose says:

    beautiful words. this book is also on my to-read life. thank you for the post 🙂

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