always do what you are afraid to do

When I was driving home from the gym this morning, I was thinking about fear of change. 

The fear of the unknown can keep us stuck for weeks, years and even decades.

to thine own self be true

Maybe it's a degree in English literature...

Or a love of all things Shakespeare inspired by Mr. Hoff (my high school English teacher)...

Or that I have seen Hamlet performed more than most...

But I LOVE this quote because it's so encouraging when people 400 years ago were dealing with the same things as us. 

you have the power to make a different choice

Let's be honest... No one tells you that you can make a different choice.

But here's the thing about being an adult (even if you don't really feel like one): You really can choose many things.

you are perfectly qualified to be you

 
you are perfectly qualified to be you
 

You don't apply for that job you want because... 

You don't have the right degree.

Or you don't have enough experience.

Or for a million other reasons that may or may not be true.

But really, Dr. Seuss had it right all along: 

"Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

Today, pull out a piece of paper and see what happens when you write this phrase 10 times:

I am perfectly qualified to be me.