That first quote we all know since like high school right? I was blinded by that until my twenties when I decided to make a deeper jump into my own faith. When you know yourself nothing stops you and you don’t care what others deem as cool, because you don’t need to please anyone to be happy. But when you are happy with yourself others want to be around you. Self respect, confidence and pride in your own heritage is the beginning for real growth.
In my book Not Alone Soldier, I recall being in a nightclub when some of the most famous NBA basketball legends passed by me and I got to meet them and give a high five. Although I thought I had one of the coolest life experiences, it got me thinking… Is this it? If I had the amount of money that they had, is this where I would be… Something was missing… Then a serious journey of self exploration started and I had questions. I just didn’t know where to get the answers until later. But I knew a new beginning was taking place for me.
What can you do today to get more connected to who you really are and stop wearing the mask for others?