There’s another version of you.

If you close your eyes and imagine the person you want to be, the one who has everything you want, that person is in fact a different you.

He or she is not you as you are now.

And that’s the scary part.

It’s why most people remain stuck as they are.

Because to be the more successful version of you requires that you let go of who you are now.

You have to literally take on a new identity.

The part of this new identity that most people refuse to try on is the part that feels like it’s your job to keep everyone in the room.

To fit in.

To never say what you really think.

To hide who you really are.

But you’ll never be the greatest version of yourself without having the courage to be disliked.

The real you will never come to fruition without being bold enough to be both loved and hated for being yourself.

It’s like Bob Proctor said …

If I want to be free, I’ve gotta be me. Not the me you think I should be.

There’s freedom in building up a solid immunity to the good and bad opinions of others.

Because the people who are in the room now are many times not there for the real you but for the rather “lite” and edited version that you exhaust yourself trying to be.

There’s no virtue in being fake. No glory in getting to your last day knowing that you lived your entire life as someone you never really were.

Just to keep people in the room.

Just to avoid the critical opinions of others.

I see no honor in that. Only fear and failure. No freedom.

Never forget that you’re bigger than anyone else’s opinion of you. The time is now to stop hiding who you are just so you can get the approval of people who need you to be the way they want you to be.

Rooms have doors for a reason.

On today’s episode of the podcast, Steve Harvey is back to encourage you to be who you are and to do what you want to do, regardless of what people think of you.

Source: Get Up | Motivated +

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