“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
– Judy Garland
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I think this quote is one of the most important life lessons anyone can give you! It can be so easy to focus on following the crowd and copying what other people are doing, or to emulate someone you admire in the hopes of becoming more like them. It’s human nature to compare yourself to others, the catch is, you’ll never be that other person no matter how much you try, and the more you try, the more you’ll fall short. To truly thrive and be happy you have to learn to be comfortable in your own skin and to find your own unique way of doing things and navigating the world. Once you do, you’ll be unstoppable!
Growing up, it took me a long time to realise that.
Thanks for the wise words, Judy!
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