Stay out of the shadows: A Quote…Inspired by the Late Whitney Houston

“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow…because its much more fulfilling to be my original self AND I get far more vitamin D that way, which we all know is a good thing.”

13605212689fv2zWhitney Houston was on to something here besides going for the record gold when she sang the song, “The Greatest Love of All,” written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser.

Looking to our heroes and sheroes for inspiration is part of being human. Its what gives us the fuel to press towards a higher mark and prize, but hiding in the dark, cold, musty shadow of someone else, well…that’s just a waste.

Yes we are to learn from others, but to only achieve the same level of artistic greatness (or any kind of achievement) as the person before you is not to do the world a favor but it is to reinvent the wheel.

It’s just plain wrong.

To stay in the shadows is to get lost in the shuffle of mediocrity.

Originality is a precious gift from Yeshua/Jesus/God. Not a single snowflake that falls, and there are A LOT of them, are the same.

They each have their own glory and majesty. This truth holds true for us as well. God has given us our own voice, our own vision, our own something special, that brings its own light into the dark that is often the world we live in.

So yes, admire and glean from those who came before you. Pay attention to the steps they took to do what they have done, but NEVER, and I mean NEVER, lose yourself in the cold dead place that is their shadow.

Take your time, but when it is your turn, shine baby shine!

Be you. Be original, and dance on the wind of creative vision and bring this world something great!

Cheers!

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