8 Reasons Why You Should Just Do You
The phrase "Just do you" has crept its way into a lot of my conversations. Some think it is a thing to tell friends when you have nothing else to say, but imagine with me for a second what would happen if we all actually lived out that phrase? In my opinion, I think we should all live life marching to the beat of our own drum and here are eight reasons why.
1. It's a good look
Have you ever met someone that was in a job they didn't like and as soon as they got a new one they really enjoyed their entire demeanor changed for the better and they were more fun to be around? When you do what you are put on this earth to do and dive into it with no reservations, you will start to see a change in your demeanor as well.
2. The best bet you can make is the one on you
Don't leave any stone unturned when it comes to pursuing your dreams. It's not a guarantee that every effort will be rewarded with a spectacular outcome, but you will never know until you try.
3. There's no unnecessary pressure
When you march to the beat of your own drum, there's no pressure to please other people because you're not in direct competition with anyone but yourself.
4. There's something unique about YOU
As cheesy as it sounds, the world needs what you have to offer. Even if there are a lot of people doing what you're really interested in pursuing, nobody (and I mean nobody) can do it like you can.
5. You can't fit a square peg in a round hole
Can you imagine going shopping for clothes and every store you went inside sold the exact same outfits? That would annoy the heck out of me, variety is a must! There is a reason why you're different, and a reason why you don't fit in with every personality type and that is perfectly fine. Define your own normal, then get in where you fit in!
6. You will learn a lot about yourself
when you take the time to explore your likes and dislikes, it will affect the future decisions you make. Instead of doing things out of habit, you will be doing them with intention.
7. There is no rule book
This is probably the best reason to just do you! Since no one has lived your life before, no one can tell you how to live it; sure you have to abide by the law, and yes the experiences of others failures and successes are guides for how you can live your own, but it is not the rule book. Make your mistakes, listen to your conscience, live, love, laugh and most importantly, enjoy your life!
8. It Inspires others
I could go on and on about why I think everyone should take the risk and follow their passions, but honestly the biggest motivator for people to follow their dreams is when they see others happily living out theirs.