Saturday, August 20, 2011


Roadside eatery at night - “Night has brought to those who sleep, only dreams they can not keep.”

Tallulah Bankhead quipped, "Nobody can be exactly like me.
Sometimes even I have trouble doing it." But the truth is...we DO
have trouble being ourselves, don't we? Especially in a world
that wants us to conform. "To be nobody but yourself in a world
that is doing its best day and night into making you like
everybody else," said poet E. E. Cummings, "is to fight the
hardest battle there is and never stop fighting."

One of the deepest cravings of young people, especially teens, is
to be liked by their peers. They want to be accepted. Like all of
us, they want to be valued. It's during those critical teen-age
years, according to Earl Nightingale, that they begin to play a
game called "Follow the Follower." The game is not the same as
"Follow the Leader." Following the follower is about
conforming...talking, dressing, acting and thinking like one
another. Everyone follows everyone else.

In adulthood, we discover who we really are and do our best to
grow into that person. We find our value, not in acceptance by
others, but because we believe in our worth. It's a wonderful day
when we can say in honesty, "I know who I am and I'm glad I am

The lovable children's author Dr. Seuss got it right when he
wrote, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who
mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." It takes
strength to swim against the tide. It takes courage to speak your
convictions. It takes trust to act on your own intuitions. In the
end, your success will always be a result of your being true to
yourself rather than an imitation of somebody else.

You'll never have to give an account for not being more like your
favorite celebrity, that shining star in your chosen field or
anybody else. However, at the end of my life, the question I
never want to be asked is, "How come you weren't more like you?
You had such great potential. You were a wholly unique person --
an unrepeatable creation. Why you weren't more like you?"

Whatever your ambitions, your greatest success will be derived
from your being the best YOU possible. In a world that wants you
to conform -- be yourself. It's a challenging and rewarding
job...and nobody can do it as well as you.

From Lifesupport

Lifesigns Life Quotes

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