Look back at the many influences you have had in your life, the good, the bad and the ugly.
So this notion of being yourself starts to get complicated.
Hopefully, I haven't lost you.
The question is, if being ourselves won't take us to our success and being someone else doesn't work either, then what can we do?
Bruce Lee said it amazingly.
"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. When you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water into the teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip, and it can crash. Be like water, my friend."
Be shapeless, formless, adaptable, resourceful. Have behavioural flexibility to adapt to different situations. Become the person you need to be to create the life you desire, not the programmed version of you.
Entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu said we are born a pile of jello with no talents or inherent abilities, yet as we get older we form ideas that we are not smart enough or talented enough to turn into real achievements.
The talent myth we have been sold is a lie.
So not being the current version of yourself could be a good thing.
BE the person you desire to be.
BE the person in your hopes and dreams
BE the person that is better today than you were yesterday.
As American strategy author Robert Greene saw it, "Mastery is not a question of genetics or luck but following your natural inclinations and the deep desires that stir you from within."
Create the next version of you every day. Get after it.