But I need to know: Are you an innovator or an imitator?
No, really? What’s the deal with you? Because here’s the thing –
I can’t really tell. In fact, NO ONE can.
What they see now is a shadow of who you really are. You know it, and I know it.
You’ve put yourself into a box, thinking…
“It’s what I have to do…”
“It’s who I have to be…”
“It’s the “right” thing for so and so…”
“It’s the only way to make money…”
“It’s the only way to honor God…”
“I can’t turn back now…”
When you create this definition of yourself? When did you create this reality for your life? Ask yourself.
Because when you tell yourself those things, guess what?
YOU LIVE UP TO THEM. You become them. You are them.
You put yourself in that box. Surrounded by four walls that won’t let you breathe. And you’ve gotten used to the lack of air.
But somehow you’ve adapted. You’ve learned and conditioned yourself. You’ve dimmed your SPARK so low, you can barely see it most days.
You think you have to change who YOU are to have the kind of success and happiness you want?
Where is the innovator in you? The REAL you. The ONLY you there is?
When did you become an IMITATOR?
No, I’m not saying you’re a fake. I’m saying that you’ve adapted to a you + life that isn’t YOU.
I’m implying that….
You convinced yourself that you ARE actually being YOU but you know you’re holding back.
You told yourself at some point that what you feel and need to isn’t GOOD ENOUGH.
What you hear within gets turned OFF…
You tell yourself you can’t…
You convince yourself you WON’T…
That spark inside dims more and more. The innovator gets forgotten.
The imitator takes over. You wear a mask, and you don’t even realize you’re wearing it.
But at the end of the day, you feel it. It’s that emptiness. That feeling of still searching for what you’re supposed to do and who you want to be.
“There is only one you and that is your superpower.” Remember that one?
YOUR superpower. Not the superpower of anything or anyone other than you.
You have a gift.
And your story is about you. But. It isn’t for you…… ONLY.
Everything is connected. Everything has led you here.Someone somewhere needs to hear what you have to say.
And somewhere deep inside, you KNOW this.That’s why when you hold back, your spark suffers. The innovator gets duct tape to the mouth.
It’s so hard to realize that you’ve done the dimming. You’ve allowed it. I know because I dimmed mine too. And, I had every reason to blame everyone. In fact, I did blame everyone else. And it only made me hide my spark even more.
I’m no different than you. But I DO want better for you.
Because you have something no one else does. And life is too precious to spend it hiding the pieces of you that make you….YOU.
You are too special to keep living a life that feels incomplete. You are too loved to continue thinking that you are not worthy of more.
And you have everything you need ALREADY inside you. Yes, it’s true. You do.
The world needs you.
And yeah, I know this isn’t for everyone. In fact, I know its ultra-specific. Because it’s MY message to YOU. And you know who you are.
So if it hits a tune, you know I’m reppin’
And if it doesn’t, please keep steppin’
Oh and hey?
Just BE. Live free.