I am me. I have simple likes and dislikes (except for the occasional expensive bottle of wine). I live an honest life and I embrace the sense of humor, common sense, moderate intelligence and gift for the vernacular that was bestowed upon me. I do not, nor will I ever use any of my personality traits to impress you. But at the end of my journey through this life I hope that, with those traits, I will leave an impression upon you.
So often people spend so much of their time trying to impress the multitudes by being something they are not, nor will they ever be. The downside to pretending that you are something so far removed from your reality is that eventually people see through the facade and directly into the real you. Having the self-confidence to believe that you are truly unique is half the battle. Having the fortitude to stand behind what you represent is the remaining half.
It takes little to no effort to be the person that you truly are and it takes a moderate resolution to negate any ill will towards people who do not embrace the qualities you possess. It takes even broader shoulders to not care. If you have ever been told that you are one in a million, that is a gross understatement. There is no singular being on this grand planet that can ever take your place.
By living to impress others you do yourself an egregious injustice. Trying to live up to the standards of others simply means you are ignoring your standards and your life is no longer about you.
Leave the impression on this world that you want to leave – not the impression you think others want you to leave. Don’t lose yourself striving for their definition of perfection. As you continue to embark on your personal journey you may find that your idea of perfection is much better. The sense of accomplishment you achieve doing it your way will be that much more rewarding.