If you want to be an effective and creative leader you need to stop looking at what other people are doing. – That’s only ok if you want to do life in half measures, every time you measure yourself against another, you are diminishing half of your true self.
Knowing who you are is what directs your authentic creative flow – your life is always going to be an inside job first. And every time you look at what others are doing you lose some of that potency. No one can be you and you can’t be them that is the nature law. – And is a wonderful fact of life.
Staying true to your purpose in life simply means staying true to who you really are. And sadly the comparing and contrasting of others can become habitual, disempowering, which also hinders the development of your Soul.
Being the best YOU eliminates competition and comparisons. The truth is no one can be better at being you, than you!
I have been in the business of helping people identify their authentic self for 30 years. It’s been indeed a powerful, rewarding, challenging, and revealing process and I say that with absolute love and compassion.
- I’ll also add the number one issue for most people that I’ve worked with is the limiting core belief of “not being good enough”.
- Which is often masked by what some call “the imposter syndrome”, whose flipside is “I have to be better than everyone else to be accepted”.
The problem with this thinking is one never reaches or even feels their potential for long enough to really grow their inner culture because their true potential lies within themselves and when someone is constantly viewing themselves from an external comparison their inner culture, their magnificence (light) starts to fade away.
So when I say… Being the best YOU eliminates competition and comparisons, I am suggesting you cant do it by looking outside yourself, you must go within. Being the best you is always going to be an inside job, sure we can use tools/practices to aid in that process and that’s why I created the tools I have for people. But the looking outside yourself is really for one reason only… and that is to genuinely connect with other human beings.
Not for the purpose of gain or to copy them or even be better than them. Its to unite with them so we can ALL shine brighter. Of course, I’m not saying we don’t learn from each other because that’s a given.
However, what I am pointing out is “what’s the intention, desire, and motivation behind that need to learn from others?” In a world where we are made to think you have to “be the best” to get ahead, it’s no wonder people have adopted these destructive and disempowering ideas and become blind to the needs of their inner personal culture, essence, spirit, and value.
The truth is no one can be better at being you, than you!
You then see that there is no competition, it’s just a figment of your imagination. – Being fully YOU is the most beautiful, powerful and effective way to live your life, it is your natural and most fullfilling way to add value in the world.
So, I will say it again… no one can be better at being you, than you! Which invites the question, Who are YOU?
Words – Elizabeth Ellames