When you hear someone say ‘just be yourself’ you might want to throw up. I know I get really irritated by this watered down garbage of advice.
What does even ‘just be yourself’ mean? You want to be successful, how does ‘just be yourself’ can help you? What does it really mean? For most people nothing, it’s cliche.
But as with most cliches, when you get the real meaning behind this overused advice, it’s probably the best advice anyone can give you.
What does ‘Be Yourself’ really mean?
It means to drop all attachments you have to certain personality, to certain characters, to certain traits and ideas you need to identify yourself.
It means to drop all labels you put on yourself!
Just be yourself, the thing most people say as a biased reaction, means to stop caring who you are and let this responsibility to others.
It means to stop trying to define yourself!
You don’t need definition. You are a constant process of becoming. And these labels and definitions just limit your potential. Be yourself means to let go of these limits.
It means to free yourself to become who you were meant to be!
By not having limits and definitions you continue your unfolding and becoming into the truest version of yourself!
You don’t depend on any of the world’s molds that other people created with their uniqueness.
Being yourself, you become unique, irreplaceable, your own archetype!
We try to control and customize how other people perceive us, we edit and cut parts of ourselves to fit the idea we have for ourselves, the mold.
But you have no idea who you can become!
You cannot possibly imagine your true potential!
You cannot possibly know your uniqueness!
Controlling how other people perceive you, creating and editing your character to fit into a mold, that’s not your business.
Let other people perceive you as they perceive you. Don’t try to fit into any mold, instead, strive to create your own mold.
So stop controlling, your business is nothing more and nothing less but to be you!
You don’t have to design your character, you don’t have to identify with the work you do, you don’t have to label yourself with your passions.
Stop trying to define yourself. Stop trying to find yourself. Instead, strive to be yourself most of the time.
Just let yourself be who you are without a care!
Be yourself unconditionally!