To Follow But Not Imitate!

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

William Arthur Ward

You may have an idol whom you really admire and want to live his/her life. Following the footsteps of a successful person is very obvious and who doesn’t want to be like them right? But my friend make sure you don’t lose yourself following their footmarks! Make sure when you look back you don’t regret and say “oh! This shouldn’t be my way”. Make sure you don’t get hit by the other cars when you are blindly following your idol car!

To emulate the career choices of our idol is actually tempting. After all, the decisions they made led them to where they are now. So you might think that following their footsteps will be the wisest decision. But trust me setting out on your own adventure, guided by the inspiration provided by others, is far more rewarding and fun!

Maybe you will wander off the beaten track! Maybe following your instinct as you make will make a way through the brambles! But so what! Face it, hold your breath and don’t lose your hope! Remember our role models carved out their own particular niche determined by their particular passions, rather than following someone else’s idea!

So be yourself and be your own model. Ask yourself what do you want? How do you want it? Make your own footsteps rather than imitating others. If your idol has good deeds then grab them and use it to build your way 🙂

Thank you ❤

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