Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Real You???


Ever wonder why you can meet a total stranger, and give them information about yourself that your own family or closest friends don't even know about you? Why is that? Why are we afraid and hindered by other people's opinion?
So I was doing the .com workout(5k run) yesterday and was questioning this very thing. Then I thought about my last post, and how so many people thought Muhammad Ali was arrogant and cocky. Steve Prefontaine(Pre), Micheal Johnson(Olympic sprinter) Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lebron James....the list goes on and on. All of them screaming aloud letting the whole world know "I AM THE GREATEST, BEST THAT EVER WAS, AND EVER WILL BE." Anything wrong with that.
I've come a long way to understanding how people are, and why they do and act the way they do. I used to be the one to say Kanye West was a cocky s.o.b, but now my hats off to him. My hats off to anyone that can express themselves the way that suits them, not worrying about what anyone else would ever say about them. It might not be socially excepted, but who the hell gives a s*%t! Right?

So, going back to where I started, meeting a complete stranger that has no preconceived judgement about you, you can literally set the stage for the way you truly want others to perceive you as. Is this a lie, or a voice deep down inside too afraid to come out and be "THE REAL YOU." But, because of judgement and what people might say, we say and do what's accepted.....so much easier that way, right?

I believe we create our own reality, and everything that is-was. Everything that will be, is. It's only after we drop all of these preconceived notions about how our life should be, can we get down to being REAL, and start actually living. The potential there is limitless!

Are you living your life? Let me know what you think.
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10 comments:

Back Yard Fitness said...

Three of the greatest words in the english language, "Why not me." Just depends on how you mean it.

Russell Butler said...

The real you is an amazing, bad ass man Lance Cantu! Proud to call you a brother.

Lion Heart said...

best post yet, by the way solid dl pr today bra' man!

Lion Heart said...

i'm liven my life!

Lion Heart said...

last post was was from carey!

Mark, Technical Recruiter said...

this is a great post, Lance...good words here, bro..

Roland Lance Cantu said...

thx for the love guys!

el gallo said...

South Park has been rippin on Kanye... haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrIRIHOE7s

Mariah MacDonald said...

I love this. Create your own reality. Drop the stories you have bogged your life story down with... muddied the waters of your identity with lies and misconceptions about yourself. Today is Easter. It's a new day. Start afresh. And just be you. Kudos for this post Lance.

CrossFitCentralJules said...

My business is not to remake myself; but to make the absolute best of what God made.

- Robert Browning

My 2cents on this topic Lance - you