ifindkarma. elegance is refusal.

August 12, 2011

Be who you are, as hard as you can.

Once upon a time, I said, Be here now.

And then I restedinterconnected.

And I said, Be excellent.

WHAT?!

What

And then I read,

You is kind, you is smart, you is important.

Somewhere in there, rakeshlobster tweeted

Great career advice from @sv_troutgirl to @joshelman:
Be who you are, as hard as you can.

So I tweeted

I believe “Be who you are, as hard as you can” originated from @naval.

And Rocky thanked Naval and so did Josh

That was the most meaningful advice I’ve had in a long time.

So I tweeted

Be who you are, as hard as you can” is so easy to say and so hard to do. It takes courage.

And Naval reminded me

Easiest when you are cast out and have no choice.

The key word in everything I’ve said till now: COURAGE.

It takes courage to grow up 
and become who you really are.
      ~ e.e. cummings

See, there’s always a tension between being and becoming.

We’re wetware on all fours, searching profoundly for four11‘s.

Once you are who you are, as hard as you can, you can focus on learning more and continually improve yourself.

How can you continually improve yourself?

Bakadesuyo highlights his most interesting research:

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