Last week during my standard outdoor lunch break, I posted a quick message on Instagram saying “be proud of who you are and let it come out in everything you do.” Little did I realize some would consider it inspiring.
As you know by now, I spend a lot of my lunch breaks outside relaxing, reading, or doing a bit of introspection. That day happened to be an introspection kind of day. I was going through the three note books I carry with me, on a near daily basis, and was looking at all the outlandish and somewhat large in scope creative and business ideas that I had drafted. My thought was “Who do I think I am believing I can achieve these lofty goals?” The ideas I had on paper were ideas that people who make an impact on people come up with, not just some office worker and part-time writer.
But as I sat there going over my plans, and some of them are very detailed plans, I thought…why can’t I do these things? After all, I had come up with the ideas and started building plans, why couldn’t I follow through on them? I got to realizing, the person I truly am is that creative, entrepreneurial person that wrote those plans. I came to acknowledge that I am creative and entrepreneurial when I’m relaxed and following the path that makes me happy. So, I have started doing research to figure out how to take those plans and drafts and turn them into reality.
This realization made me aware of how easily we lose ourselves in expectations of others and even what we think we should be. Once we shed those expectations we can become who we are and be more fulfilled in this life. So just remember, be proud of who you are and let your true nature come out in everything you do.