Sometimes, I wish that I was as skilled at motivating others as Tony Robbins.

Or perhaps it would be cool if I was as talented an athlete as Michael Jordan.

Or if I could compose songs like Chris Martin.

Or if I could write an amazing blog like Seth Godin.

Or if I could preach like Rick Warren.

Or if I had the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of Sir Richard Branson.

Or if I could write books like Paulo Coelho.

Or if I had the leadership ability of John Maxwell.

And then I remember the Hungarian proverb that says, “If you keep wanting to be someone else, who’s going to be you?”

I can learn from and be inspired by all of the above names, but I can’t be them.

I can only be myself and aspire to be the best me that I can be.

We all have the ability to make a positive difference in the world around us and I believe that there is a specific plan and purpose for your life.

Allow me to remind you today that you are genuinely remarkable and unique and we need what you have to offer, not a clone of someone else.

Whilst it can be tempting to fall into the trap of comparing yourself with others and trying to emulate their achievements, if you spend too much time and energy living someone else’s plan, who’s going to be you?

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