Be yourself. In the postmodern epoch, too many people in the United States and across the globe are focused on being “people-pleasers” and aren’t focused on simply being who they are. When you exercise the freedom you have to be yourself, you open up a world of new possibilities for yourself. People who don’t have the courage to be themselves are being dominated by the bondage of fear. You can make a decision today to liberate yourself from the bondage of fear. Fear arrests your development.
Never be afraid to chart your own course in life. Don’t worry about not seeing a model of who you would like to become—be the person and change you desire to see.
It’s never too late to start living a life of true freedom. You’re not really liberated until you make the decision to live your life on your own terms.
Give yourself the chance to be the best you. This is only possible by releasing yourself from the pressure to be someone who you aren’t.
Live your best life. Muster the courage to be yourself.
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison