There is only one you…

I want to remind you of something that is very important and really quite amazing…there is only one you.  Do you know this?  There is only one person who looks like you, acts like you and has your special gifts and talents; no one else.
Many of us forget this important fact and find ourselves trying to be anything but our true selves.  How often have you tried to emulate or copy someone else?  Whether it is someone you saw in a movie, a co-worker you admire, or a sports celebrity.  We have all done this.  It’s ok to look to find improvement in things about ourselves and to aspire to be the best that you can be by modeling after someone living authentically, but please remember who you truly are and don’t try to be someone who you aren’t.  Your true happiness and fulfillment depend on it. 

Today we have advertising coming at us from many different avenues and angles. Unfortunately this advertising is targeted at making us feel like we are less than perfect.  It is basically saying we need to buy a product to be something better than we already are.  There are products that can help us lead more comfortable, enjoyable lives; but please don’t think you aren’t perfect and whole right now!  Believe in your gifts, follow them and let them flourish. 

I am reminded of a very powerful quote I heard Wayne Dyer share one time.  He said, “don’t ever die with your music still in you.”  I have kept that bit of wisdom close to my heart always.  I want to be the best that I can be and take advantage of all of the gifts that I have been given.  I certainly don’t want to die with my music still in me.  I want to share it.  I want the same for all of you as well.  Please remember, there is only one you.  Honor those around you and honor yourself by being your own special self.  Please don’t try to be someone who you aren’t.  Don’t die with your music still inside of you.

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website -

Categories balance, empowerment, happiness, inspiration, life coach, life coaching, lifecoach, peace, personal growth, Self improvement, Self improvement, workshop4 Comments

4 thoughts on “There is only one you…”

  1. God Morning Dear Brian =)
    We are the music and practicioners of Love in all ways, and you’re right!…”The Special Talent” is the full meaning of our lives.
    I thank God for the introduction of “Louise L. Hay” and “Wayne W. Dyer” my Saint Wayne in schools for children to nurture their souls.
    (anticipated thanks to God in Oneness with you Brian).
    “The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel for Junior High and High Schools.
    And BRIAN’S LIST of course awakening thousands and millions all ages for a HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL LIVING.
    I love it ☼ it is PATENTED Divine Wisdom!
    A hug from California to you ONE cheerful inspired writer from this ONE funny spanish writer.
    Wooooohooooo dancing, laughing, meditating and enjoying the talent for typing writing flying!

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