Become what you are. Stop trying to be someone else. This is probably one of the more complex issues that we face in building our careers today. The whole concept goes against the grain, when we attempt to “transform” our entire mental make-up to be that of someone else…other that our “natural” selves; it becomes a game of hit-and-miss. We attempt this “game” in the name of success. The problem is that we become so absorbed in becoming someone else, that our REAL-SELF gets lost in the process. Some people spend a lift-time learning to be somebody else, and ultimately will have to return home “to the old me,” finding themselves to be the better alternative. So…here’s the rub: Remain who you are. Take those skill-sets that you are comfortable with, and build upon those. It’s no different than any company focusing their research & development on those areas that they have had success with in the past… that which they’re most skilled in, and most comfortable. This would be the same reason that, over the decades, the auto industry has been so reluctant to get into the electric car business. They were out of their comfort zone. So it is with the average guy. They’re exceptions to this whole theory, for sure, but in the long run… stick with what you know, and with what you do best; and you will become successful in your own right; and given the proper circumstances, it will be sustainable. Further, if you are so enormored with breaking the mold (being something different), then so be it, but at least, develop those “new creations” within your own range of skills, and within you own personality and character….. not someone else’s. Romans 12:2– Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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