This quote is one that I would find myself coming back to time and again as I was growing up.  Often times I would compare myself to others or look at the things that other people have and find myself wanting to be more like them.

I hate to spoil the party, but more times than not, trying to be like someone else doesn’t end well. 

Now let me clarify, I am not saying that it’s bad to have role models or to look up to other people, but that isn’t what we are talking about here.

Many times as I was growing up I would find myself trying to change who I was to fit in with a certain crowd, or impress a member of the opposite sex.  Instead of just being myself and letting who I was as a person speak for itself.

Chances are if you have to change who you are to be with someone or to fit in with a certain crowd, then that really isn’t a group or person that you want to be a part of anyway. 

Now if you don’t like who you are or who you have become, then maybe some changes need to be made in your life, that is another topic for another day.  But I sincerely believe that God doesn’t make mistakes.  Psalm 139:16 says, Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

God created you to be you. 

We all have strengths and we all have weaknesses.  A huge part of being successful is learning how to use your strengths and then learning how to master, or compensate for your weaknesses.

One of the major keys to being happy in life is accepting who you are. 

Yes, we should all try to be better people, make an impact, and that sort of thing.  Clearly you agree, or this book wouldn’t have appealed to you, and you wouldn’t still be reading it.  But striving to be a better person isn’t changing the core of who you are.  It is striving to be the best you that you can be.

Team on 3!