Imagine running a marathon. The odds are stacked against you that you'll finish first but you are fit in every way and you are going for it. You have been preparing for months. Just beforethe race, your heart is pumping and you are focused on the goal that you are not going to let anyone or anything deter you.
The Dalai Lama, who has dedicated his true self to helping others with his thoughtful wisdom and compassion once said, "With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." Before you can begin building a better world for yourself and for those around you, in your community and beyond, you must first practice being your true self.