Just The Way You Are

The music, the lyrics, the vocals, the passion… I was moved to emotion. And I remembered one of my favorite quotes:

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

And the song “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars made me feel! I was running errands a few weeks ago when I first heard this song on my car radio.  Samuel, my 8-year old, was in the back seat.  He was singing along as I was tearing up and it made me think…

Performance excellence starts by saying: You are amazing, just the way you are.

From our workplaces to our homes, we would all benefit from implementing the Mars philosophy of performance improvement: Accepting each other just the way we are, celebrating our uniqueness, and to strive, as leaders, to make people smile and stay for a while.

Read the lyrics, watch the video, and share your thoughts…

  • What emotions does it make you feel?
  • What actions can you start doing today to accept people just the way they are?
  • How can adopting the Mars philosophy lead to performance excellence?

Just The Way You Are

Oh her eyes, her eyes;
Make the stars look like they're not shining.
Her hair, her hair;
Falls perfectly without her trying.

She's so beautiful;
And I tell her every day.

Yeah; I know, I know,
When I compliment her
She won't believe me.
And it's so, it's so

Sad to think that she don't see what I see.
But every time she asks me "do I look okay?",

I say:
When I see your face,
There's not a thing that I would change.
Cause you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for a while.
'Cause girl you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

Yeah, Her lips, her lips;
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me.
Her laugh, her laugh;
She hates but I think it's so sexy

She's so beautiful,
And I tell her every day.

Oh you know, you know, you know
I never ask you to change.
If perfect's what you're searching for
Then just stay the same.
So, don't even bother asking
If you look okay;
You know I say:

When I see your face,
There's not a thing that I would change.
'Cause you're amazing,
Just the way you are.
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for a while.
Cause girl you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

The way you are.
The way you are.
Girl you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

When I see your face,
There's not a thing that I would change.
'Cause you're amazing,
Just the way you are.
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for a while.
'Cause girl you're amazing,
Just the way you are.

Yea-eah.