“The worst thing to be is successful as someone else.” –Jay-Z
I was fascinated by Jay-Z on the television series, Oprah Presents Master Class. Many of his stories and words struck such a chord with me—this quote, in particular. This man definitely has master class that is all his own.
He made me wonder: How many people lose themselves in the struggle to become successful? If you’re not careful, you can find yourself playing too much to your audience—whether that audience is your company, your boss, your readers, your fans. When you let others totally dictate your voice and definition, you mold yourself too much to meet their expectations and demands.
It is then that you can let go of who you really are to reach out for those gold rings of fame and fortune.
And in the process, you can lose yourself forever.
Is this really success? Only you can decide.
Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan
Quote by Jay-Z taken from Oprah Presents Master Class, copyright OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network