Have you met the guy that tries too hard? He’s the guy that is always angling for attention, always trying to hit a home run, always wanting to be the most important thing around. The guy that tries too hard is rarely happy just being himself. He has failed to realize that all anyone wants from him, is for him to be himself. He works so hard to think “outside the box” that he often times fails to do anything “inside the box.” I’ve been this guy, and at times I still revert back to this shallow character. However, I’ve learned that being myself is my greatest asset. In fact, it’s the only thing that only I can do.
I’ve learned over time that success breeds an atmosphere of change. I’ve learned that working “inside the box” really, really hard will eventually lead to me having opportunities to work “outside the box.” I’ve learned that when I try too hard, I actually limit myself. I’ve learned to just be myself. It’s scary, no doubt. But being myself is going to have to be enough!