Live life YOUR way

"Have it your way" was Burger King's slogan for 40 years. The thrust was that consumers could customize their burger any way they wished -- without cheese, with extra pickles, and so forth.

I always thought the slogan could be adapted to construct a very powerful inspirational quote -- by changing the first two words to "live life." Thus, "live life your way."

That's the motto I feel we should all live by. Dress as you wish. Pursue a career in the field of your choice. Savor the hobbies that make you feel alive. Live your life by your own terms.

As I've stressed in several posts, I am ardently opposed to following the herd. Life is too short to try to appease everybody. You'll always disappoint someone. You'll always fall short of someone's expectations. 

What's really the point of trying to do things to others' liking? You never know if that relationship will end tomorrow. 

We should all embrace our God-given talents, our unique skills, our individual quirks -- provided they're not hurting us or someone else, of course.

If someone disapproves of something you do or love, too bad. Stand your ground. If they can't accept you for who you are, other people will. You don't need such close-minded people in your life. 

There's only one you in this world -- let that person shine through fully. It's better to be disliked for who you are than loved for who you're not.

If your life is represented by a burger, let it be one prepared only to your specifications!

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