Everybody immitates.

Another week, another gem of a quote from Elizabeth Gilbert.

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When we're just starting out, we often copy our idols. People with strong voices, brilliant ideas, or simply huge followings. We think we have to do it just like them in order to succeed.

And there ain't nothin' wrong with that.

In fact, it's almost like a right of passage.

We try on styles to see how they fit, and along the way end up figuring out who we are in this crazy new world. We begin to switch things up, take ideas one step further, and even begin to come up with new concepts altogether.

Keep playing and trying things on.

You'll eventually find your way to the other side.

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