I was channel surfing the other day and just happened to catch Emma Stone’s acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards.
She said something along the lines that its important that we are true to ourselves and that she would not be there accepting that award if she hadn’t made that decision 8 years earlier.
I had a bit of a flashback when she said that.
I worked with a real group of snobs many years ago.
The owner of the company told me that I had to tone down my “New Yawk” accent.
It really bothered me and I guess I gave the bastard permission to get under my skin.
Then it occurred to me one day that I had been a dedicated student of self improvement for years.
I had a willingness to change and improve things about myself that I felt needed polish but not that one.
Because it was Me!
It was (and still is) who I am!
Sometimes we give others permission to change us or force us to question things about ourselves.
Sometimes those crazy little things can also be defined as our “Charm”.
Since then I learned to celebrate the many things that make Paul Castain, Paul Castain and do my very best to remain true to that person and not what other people want him to be.
How about you . . . Are you perfectly cool with being uniquely YOU?
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