“Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”Judy Garland
The old adage “Just be yourself” looks good on paper but gets pretty scary in the real world when we must rely on our own instincts to make decisions. Dangers abound. What if we make a mistake and hurt somebody? These fears– fueled by lack of confidence– cause us to look to other people to do the thinking and acting for us. Our role models inspire us to be better, but sometimes they become convenient ways to escape the responsibility we have to be the best versions of ourselves.
According to American actress Judy Garland, to be the best you should be yourself.
To be the best you should find good role models.
Are role models healthy for us?