“Do You” It’s a Statement, Not a Question. It’s a statement that I came up with to describe “being yourself.” Many times we go through life and try to imitate the likes of other people. You know what I’m talking about, you find some attributes that you admire in a boss, friend, public figure, family member, mentor… and attempt to replicate those things and literally try to become that person. I am not saying that you shouldn’t acknowledge and learn from others strengths; I’m simply saying you need to “Do You,” in other-words find your own voice/identity in those attributes… don’t be Imitation.
When I went into ministry with LifeChurch.tv, I was surrounded by a lot of gifted leaders with some serious “skilz.” It would have been easy for me to gravitate towards their style, way of thinking and cultural elements, that I could have lost my own identity and originality. I have intentionally not allowed that to happen, because at the end of the day that’s not who they hired me to be… that’s not who God made me to be.
In life you must learn to embrace the values, DNA, culture, expectations, traditions… of an organization, relationship or system. While embracing these things you must find Your Voice, “Do You” and not be an Imitation. Leaders should encourage their staff to be themselves, find their voice, keep it real… Who wants a bunch of Mimi-Me’s running around?
“Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.”~Marva Collins “Imitating Christ is Life!”
Do You! Do Christ! Do Christ in You!
- Do you find it difficult to “Do You”? Are you loosing your identity? Do You? “Do You!”
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