Look, no matter how hard you try –

You. Just. Don’t. Fit. In.

Face it.

You’re awkward.

You’re different.

You simply stick out like a sore thumb, saying things that shake people to the bone and doing things most people won’t even dream of doing in this lifetime or the next.

You’re just not like most people at all.

For a while, you may have done your damned hardest to belong, to be like everybody else, to be one of them. But you know it doesn’t work. It never will.

Because you were never made to be one of them.

You were never like anybody else.

You’re one of the few people on Earth who aren’t happy with the status quo – whatever it is – and can actually dig deep to find the courage to do something about it.

Because people can complain and they can complain a lot, which most people do every day, and still not do anything about it.

That’s not who you are.

You’re not one of them.

You get your ass off and get things done, and you get things done stupendously well.

You make things happen, and for some reason, you make things happen simply by snap, snap, snapping your fingers.

And no matter what everyone else thinks, you change the world.

You change the world around you. With your immediate thoughts and actions and reactions, you send out millions and billions of tiny ripples of change into the rest of the world. You change people’s lives. You make the world a much better place simply by being who you truly are.

It’s the easiest thing to do.

And it’s also the hardest thing to do.

There’s nothing more natural than simply being yourself.

And in a world where filtered selfies, template sales letters (work of the devil, I tell you!), and virtual video calling backgrounds, you can get lost trying to find yourself.  

It may just be the biggest paradox of all time.

That to be happy, you simply have to be yourself. Yet to be yourself, you simply have to let go of trying so hard to be happy.

And yet, that’s really all there is to it.

My work here is to remind you of that.