Don't worry about what people think.
It's never been a better time to own your shit. Like literally you can do whatever you want.
The only thing holding you back is the POV of other people. You care so much about what other people think about you that you forget to put yourself on a pedestal.
Put yourself on a pedestal. Because, you are amazing.
Now this isn't a call to becoming a super egocentric person. This isn't about not holding doors for people. This isn't about any of that.
This is about knowing yourself.
What would you do if you could do it everyday?
Heres a story of mine: So, I personally can't fully grasp code. There was a period of time where I thought I could. Like I really really thought I could become a 'tech' guy in Silicone Valley. But, that's not what I am good at.
So I was super honest with myself. And, I am still going through the process.
Slowly figuring out what I'm good at but what I want to do everyday.
Writing and reading stuff that doesn't impassion me literally kills me. But, when someone brings up a recent comms campaign or raises the level of conversation I feel alive. A different Sam takes over. Like my brain goes into hyper-drive.
I curse on my blog because that's how I write. I miss typos and spelling mistakes here and there. Because, I blast these out when I have a thought - I literally take my laptop everywhere and these are just blasted when I have a conversation with myself in my head.
I also couldn't give a shit. I don't sweat the small stuff. I'd rather get my thoughts down than perfecting the sentence structure. Everyone tells you you aren't good enough.
Next year is the year I hope to become even more honest with myself. I'm going after a few things that I know people closest to me won't get.
But, it's what I want to do if I could do it everyday of my life.