you must attempt to always be your best Self, against all odds, and for the explicit benefit of those around you. people will come into your life, and it is up to you to meet them with a full force. being present both in heart as well as body.
taking yourself out of the equation then, must mean that you found it permissible to sacrifice your honor and deny people of your winsome everything. you're probably thinking now that you're not as great as you think you are on your best day.
and you'd be right, if not for the fact that a thought process like that is so common, to feel down on oneself or self-deprecating to bring yourself down, in order to give others the opportunity to bring you back up, is completely boring.
be open to people and places, opportunities and tangents, to altered plans and eyes meeting and holding, lingering, acknowledging before looking away.
you are not alone, and no one should hold sway on your mood or demeanor unless it's to lift you up, make you feel better, or support you in your many endeavors. some amazing people are just plain awesome, and you are too.
find that special someone, and invite them to meet you at the threshold of your potential, and allow yourself the permission to overcome your own limitations.