'Always be the first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else.'
'This singer I'm working with at the moment,' said a friend of mine, 'she's had so much training that she can sound exactly like any other singer out there. But she hasn't yet found her own unique sound.'
'Huh,' I said.
'So I asked her, why are you a singer? And she said, because I love music. And I said, well, that's not enough. You need to know your why.'
It's the same with any kind of art – any kind of life. You need to know your why.
Then you can find your unique butterfly wings.