Influence - the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.
Influence changes all the time. No matter what you're doing, from working out, eating right, writing, making film or living life. Each day you work hard to be more like someone else or achieve a goal. I see nothing wrong with that, as daily influence is important but, follow your own path. That goal or person you are trying to follow made their own path, so must you.
Today, I will work hard to be my own person. I will work to write better, think outside the box and be a better me.