Don’t Play Games. Go All In. Show The World Who You Are.
Daily Blog #94
I don’t believe in messing around. If I want something, I want it. I say it. I don’t play games. If there’s an opportunity, a path that presents itself, I am all in. This doesn’t always lead to the best outcomes, I’ll be honest with you. I’m open, and I’m truthful about who I am, and what I do; and from time to time, that winds up fucking me over. Just a little bit.
But here’s the thing. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The truth is, I like living out loud and living honestly. I like being who I am and not hiding it. I like showing myself to the people around me and saying this is it, this is me. I like that it filters out the people who don’t want to get behind my approach to living and working and making.
I find that embracing what I want and not hiding from it is healthy.
You can always find a reason to hide from yourself if you want to, and you can always find a reason to hide who you are from everyone else. It’s easier that way, and there’s a lot less confrontation.
If I wanted to, I could present a perfect veneer and pretend that I’m not flawed, that I’m not broken in multiple ways, pretend that I’m a startup true believer, hide every crack and doubt and fleeting moment of panic and exasperation.
But that wouldn’t be real. And I think someday, people would find a way to see through that, and they would start to understand that I am not this Gary Vee motherfucker, and when they realised the illusion, they would lose all faith in what I do. They would lose faith in the words that I write.
For better or worse. This is real: this is me. That’s the way I want it to stay, and I won’t let anyone push me into being someone or something else, and I won’t play games. I’m all in, I’m all out and I love it.
If you can’t be who you are, what’s the point of being? 🔥💯👏🙌💯