“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
I love this quote. Growing up, I’ve come to understand the empowering and brilliant messages behind the books written by Dr. Seuss! When you’re young, all you want is to be treated like an adult, and when you “enter adulthood”, Dr. Seuss quotes are what you can relate to…funny how that works.
One thing I’ve realized since deciding to take some of my own risks in life – like moving cross country to work toward my goals – is that you’re never satisfied until you’re OK being yourself. Not only is being yourself critical…being true to yourself is as well. They are two different things, but play equal roles in your growth and development!
The satisfaction that comes with being yourself is that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you’re comfortable in your own skin. It’s a beautiful thing and will take you very far in any life circumstance! Materialistic things can be stripped away from you, but your inner peace and contentment remain with you forever.
Being true to yourself is, I would say, a little more difficult – but, again, what a beautiful thing that will take you far! When you’re faced with hard choices, such as business ethics or moral decisions, that’s when it’s important to be true to yourself. You never want to compromise who you are as a person and you should never have to!
Get to know yourself. By this, I mean deep things like your beliefs/values in life and what you aspire to do and be – things that define who you are and keep you grounded. Practice self-confidence and then, when you’ve become disciplined with being yourself, you’ll have an easier time being true to yourself. The two become one!
If you ever need a reminder, you can always look in the mirror and say, “There is no one alive who is Youer than You!”