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Be who you are, as hard as you can.

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Below is a blog post I did on Posterous on August 11, 2011.

Twitter deleted all Posterouses so it's now hosted on WordPress, but I'm reblogging it here for me.

Some of the links are broken because they link to the Posterous that Twitter deleted.

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Once upon a time, I said, Be here now.

And then I restedinterconnected.

And I said, Be excellent.

And then I read,

You is kind, you is smart, you is important.

Somewhere in there, rakeshlobster tweeted

Great career advice from @troutgirl to @joshelman:

Be who you are, as hard as you can.

So I tweeted

I believe “Be who you are, as hard as you can” originated from @naval.

And Rocky thanked Naval and so did Josh

That was the most meaningful advice I’ve had in a long time.

So I tweeted

Be who you are, as hard as you can” is so easy to say and so hard to do. It takes courage.

And Naval reminded me...

Easiest when you are cast out and have no choice.

He also said to listen to people whose opinion you value.

The key word in everything I’ve said till now: COURAGE.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings

See, there’s always a tension between being and becoming.

We’re wetware on all fours, searching profoundly for four11‘s.

To be who you are, you gotta get yourself some rituals:

Once you are who you are, as hard as you can, you can focus on learning more and continually improve yourself.

How can you continually improve yourself?

Bakadesuyo highlights his most interesting research:

Be here nowBe excellentBe happyRepeat.

BreatheBe silentWalk on the ocean

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Walk on the ocean:

A bit like a quote from this interview I did for Gretchen Rubin:

“Decide What You Want or Need to Do, and Then Do It With All Your Power.”


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