Why you should not model yourself on anyone

In an interview I did online, a question was asked on who I'm looking up to or modeling my life after, and I said no one. But after a friend of mine read the interview, he chatted me up and asked why I didn't mention Oprah Winfrey and Folorunsho Alakija as those I'm looking up to because I have mentioned them to him as some of those that inspired me.

Therefore I decide to do a post in response to that so that you can understand that although people can inspire you but it doesn't mean you should model your life on them.

In the interview, I said those people were made by their stories. You see, I'm the type of person that will pause a movie to read the biography of the lead actor or actress online before I continue the movie. This is how I familiarize myself with people's stories.

Recently, I watched a clips where the former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice said people would ask how they can be like her. Then she would tell them they have to start at a level of failing as a pianist major. That moment in her life was her turning point.

To answer the guy that asked why I didn't mention Oprah, it means I would have to be that confused 14yrs old girl that was obsessed with the colour purple novel. That was her turning point.

My turning point is the event that made me realized who I am and what my purpose is. Trying to model myself on someone will only make me a cheap copy of that person. I don't want to be the bill board that remind people of a famous personality. Look at me and remember me for who I am.

There is something I'm wired for. It's only my creator that can point it out and he does it by the visions and ideas he put in me. Looking forward to be like another person means I'm blocking the expression of my purpose. God forbid.

Admire the grace of God in people's life. Pray for their Grace, learn from them, follow them but don't wish all you are is them. Elisha got double portion of Elijah anointing to enable him run the race God had created him for. We don't look at Elisha and think only of Elijah.

When you know better you do better.

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