How many of us try to fit the mold of what we think someone else wants us to be? Prince did not and he made no apologies about it. He was just himself – brave, courageous, incredibly talented, kind, sexy, smart, funny, humble, and a humanitarian. Prince was amazing in all aspects of the music business from singer, songwriter, performer, musician, producer, finances and copyrights. How many performers can say that?
Prince is a true legend who shared his spirit and passion with the world. He leaves us with not only his incredible music library, but more than that, he leaves us with an incredible role model to follow: Be Yourself!
“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.” Prince
“I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me.” Prince
So follow Prince’s path and just be you. Not someone else. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau
When we try to be someone else, we fail because how do you know what someone else is thinking? We think we do but really we don’t.
“It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.” – Matt Damon
That explains it all! You can’t be someone else no matter how much you try. And don’t compare yourself with others.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
And say what you feel!
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch
Who cares what others may think.
“Be yourself. You’re okay. And it really doesn’t matter what other people think.” -Taylor Schilling
Be the best version of you that you can be!
“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland
God only made one of you. You are an original.
“But to me, to be original is to be yourself.” Marc Newson
When you respect yourself and are comfortable in your own skin, others will respect you.
Be confident that you are special, because you are.
“You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” – Gabby Douglas
Don’t ever apologize for being you!
“Be yourself. Unapologetically.” – Kesha
And don’t hide your true self from others. Shine your light onto the world and the world will shine back!
“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” – Allen Ginsberg
When you pick your friends, find people that you feel comfortable being your true wacky self.
“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane
And a true friend is someone who loves you no matter what!
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison
As Billy Joel sings, “I Love You Just The Way You Are”.
Be compassionate with yourself and others.
“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” Prince
Find yourself! Be yourself! Express yourself and your passion to the world! And most importantly, love yourself and your life will be happy!
“Yeah, everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day. But before I’ll let that happen, I’ll dance my life away.” Prince
You can read the lyrics and listen to his song “Way Back Home” at the below links or go to my home page and click on Quote of the Week for the lyrics and Song of the Week to hear the song. I know he did not write “Way Back Home” meaning back to God, but some of the lyrics can be related in that way. See and hear for yourself. As the song states, he did not live a typical life, he followed his dreams and the truth did set him free. An amazing and inspirational song!
“Way Back Home” – http://www.metrolyrics.com/way-back-home-lyrics-prince.html.
Here the song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2bOp45EFgo.