Be A Hero To You, Be A Hero To Others

12/07/2014

in Heroes, Noa Gavin

UI got one of the biggest compliments I think I’ll ever get the other night, from a friend who is smart and funny and fantastic and so pretty.

“Seeing what you do and who you are inspires me.”

I’ve been thinking about that statement for a long time. It feels strange to me to hear that, because I feel like I barely have it together. I’m only mediocre at being an adult, and terribly unsure of everything that I’m doing all the time. I’m just trying to make my own shit work.

I’m not doing any of this for anyone else. It’s, admittedly selfishly, a way for me to make my own shit work.

I was listening to a TED talk the other day, and in it, this:

“Inspire yourself, and you will inspire others.”

That’s the key. That’s it–that’s the point of life. You must inspire yourself to grow and be better every day. You must inspire yourself to be the person that you really want to be, to have the life you really want to live. You must inspire yourself to be the most you that you can be.

In doing this, you will inspire others, accidentally, to do the same.

The world is full of pretenders. The world is full of people who say, “I guess this is ok,” about everything in their lives. The world is full of basic bitches.

You don’t have to be, and the more honest you are with yourself about who you are and who you want to be, then the more you’ll grow. The more others will be inspired by your own growth, and do the same for themselves.

It’s a domino effect of self-growth.

Inspire yourself, and you will inspire others.

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