…and the easiest way to do that is to be yourself. I can’t write like Seth Godin. I’d love to, but I can’t. Why? because I’m not him. I can either pout about it, or realize the beauty in that. Because I’m not Seth Godin, I have my own opinion to express. I was created uniquely me—and I’ll take advantage of that.
The second way? Express an opinion.
—Be willing to take sides. We’re so afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. We want everyone to be our friend, to make everyone happy.
But, I think there’s a difference. I can have my opinion, have a spine, be willing to state my opinion, take responsibility for my thoughts without cutting someone else down. It’s my opinion that sets me apart from the next blogger. It’s my thoughts that make me different, that make my writing worth reading (if I can be so bold).