“Re-Create Yourself” — Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power | Note 548
Who is it you are trying to be?
In the book Mastery, Robert Greene said, “Some 2,600 years ago the ancient Greek poet Pindar wrote, “Become who you are by learning who you are.” What he meant is the following: You are born with a particular makeup and tendencies that mark you as a piece of fate. It is who you are to the core. Some people never become who they are; they stop trusting in themselves; they conform to the tastes of others, and they end up wearing a mask that hides their true nature. If you allow yourself to learn who you really are by paying attention to that voice and force within you, then you can become what you were fated to become—an individual, a Master.”
As you ponder the question, who is it you are trying to be, I want to throw another question at you. Are you ready to build the person you want to be?
Lately, I’ve paid close attention to that voice and force within myself. And while doing so, I opened Robert Greene’s book, the 48 Laws of Power, and randomly landed on the 25th law, which is RE-CREATE YOURSELF.
Greene explains the 25th law by writing, “Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions — your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”
What are you willing to do to become who you are trying to be? Are you willing to re-create yourself?
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