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Be The Best You!

“When I was a child, my mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead I became a painter and end up as Picasso.” – Pablo Picasso
This quote really brought so much meaning into my life, I love it so much. It seems like we always want to become someone else. We’re always looking up to someone or putting someone to that proverbial pedestal. It’s great to look up to someone for guidance but don’t be their follower instead be their student and learn the principles.
It’s important to always be aware of the fact that we don’t have thousand years to live and so we have limited time to unleash our greatness. This means we have to optimise the time we have by learning other things from others who have done and mastered them before us, this is how we can leverage from their experiences and insights. Sadly, we were born into a set-up where unnecessary competition is very rife. As a life coach, I come across many people who are always comparing themselves to someone else. They think if they are more like that other person that their life will be better. I am here to say the contrary; the more you are yourself, the better life will be.
Sir Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” So, it doesn’t matter how short you are but by standing on the shoulders of giants you will surely be elevated to become the best that you can ever be. Surrounding yourself with giants in whatever sphere of life, will help you rise higher and see things that most people are blinded to.
One of the major killers of dreams is ego, this ego represents deeper and hidden levels of low self-esteem. Always portraying yourself to be the best and associating yourself with those who appear to be weaker and lower than you so that you will feel better and stronger. The major key is to be always open to learning from others because the only competition you should be having is the one with yourself, to be the best you that you can ever be. This brings peace and happiness in your life.
Be yourself. Like Picasso – who became one of the greatest painters of his time, not by competing with anyone else but himself. So, do you want to see far? Just look around you, the height of those people you spend most of your time with will give you an indication as to how clear and far away you can see. The world has long been waiting for your light to shine, shine it brighter!
 
Veli Ndaba is a Professional and Motivational Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on veli@velindaba.co.za , www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773

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