My previous post (here) was reblogged from Live & Learn. The reblogging process does not capture the entire post and my favorite line from the whole post doesn’t show on my blog. You have to read the full blog post on Live & Learn to get to the end. Which is fine. He posted it; he deserves the visit to his blog.
But still, I’d like to have that final sentence here on my blog, too.
So…. here it is:
“It was instructive for me to see that for ballet dancers — once your technique gets to a certain level — the only thing that separates you from others is your quirks,” Portman said. “Or even, flaws … You can never be the best technically. Someone will always have a higher jump or a more beautiful line. The only thing you can be the best at is developing your own self.”
~ Natalie Portman, 2015 Harvard Commencement Speech
“The only thing you can be the best at is developing your own self.”