I love to write. And I love to write new stuff. But sometimes…the perfect words for the job just happen to be words I’ve already written…some other time, for some other project. So I do the simple thing. The shortcut. I copy and then I paste.
But what might be an efficient way to get a job done is no way to live your life.
There are no shortcuts to being you.
There are those who spend a ton of time and energy trying to be someone else. They’ve gotten pretty good at looking at someone else and saying, “I’ll be like that.” And I know there are some good examples out there to follow but it seems that these people wear themselves out trying to be someone they can never be.
If they put all that effort and time into developing the person God created THEM to be instead of trying to be someone else, they would find a special and unique individual with a fascinating story to tell.
There is one group you could be leading right now…the group of people who would like to be you. You can LEAD that pack. So why do you choose to struggle along in that other pack…the pack of those people who are trying to be someone else.
Know this…If you are spending all your time and effort trying to be someone else, you’ll always be a step behind. No matter how good of a copy cat you are…you’ll just be a copy.
God created you for more than that.