Copying Others vs Being Yourself
People love having role models — I have role models too. They include, Steve Jobs (for changing the world), Tim Ferriss (for becoming healthy, wealthy and wise — 4HB, 4HWW, 4HC), Jony Ive (for beautiful product designs), Narendra Modi (for the power to do good), Warren Buffet (for art of making money), Elon Musk (for becoming Iron Man), Buddha (for Nirvana/inner peace), Marcus Aurelius (for being a good empirer and stoic philosphy), Akira Toriyama (for Dragon Ball)… the list continous.
I wanted to be like these people for reasons mention in the brackets. I would sometime imagine what my roll model(s) would do if they were in my situation.
My mind changed when I heard Tim saying more than once something which went like this — I am no super hero. — I don’t know how it feels to be Elon Musk. But I like being Tim Ferriss.
After putting some brain to use and reading this article I realised —
Everyone is different. And are supposed to be different.
Here different means
— Different Strengths and Weakness
— Different Situations including Birth Year and Country
No roles models of mine had the same story. They all made different choices depending on the situation they were in — without copying anyone else.
The principles they used are helpful. Their story? Not so much.