A month or so ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group of CoLLeGe students about following their DrEaM and fulfilling their PoTeNtiaL. I took this trophy along and told them how I had wanted so badly to be named the MoSt VaLuAble PlaYer in BaSkeTbAll my senior year of high school. Instead, on awards night, I took home the “BeSt DeFeNsE” trophy. Defense always was my best asset. Still, it was a disappointment, even though I knew that award of Most Valuable rightly belonged to another PlAyEr.
The point I made by bringing this trophy along for my talk was that each person is the “Most Valuable ____________ (Fill in YoUr NaMe in the blank)” there is. There never has and never will be another person with the combination of GiFtS, TaLeNtS, teMpeRmEnt, and PerSonAlity that you have.
The question is: are you the best “YoU” that you can be or are you trying to be someone else? We do a lousy job of trying to be someone else, but when we fulfill our potential we become a truly UnIqUe oRiGinAl. If you are looking at others wishing you were more like them in LoOks, pErsOnaLity, tAleNts, etc, LeT iT Go! You were created for a unique PuRpoSe. There will NEVER be another you, so sit back, EnJoY yourself and take a load off your ShoUldErs wishing you were someone else!!