You are Good enough, Smart enough, Fine enough, and Strong enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already valuable.
Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t even try. This is a lesson I finally have been taught.
The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. We hen we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others wants us to be, we open ourselves up to real relationships, real happiness, and real success.
There is no need to put on a mask. There is no need to pretend to be someone you’re not. You have nothing to prove to anyone else,
The people worth impressing just you to be yourself.
It’s better to be loathed for who you are than to be loved for who you’re not. The only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make you a better person without changing you into someone other than yourself, and without preventing you from outgrowing the person you used to be.
Ignore the comparisons and expectations knocking at your door. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. Prove yourself to yourself, not others. The right people for you will love you for doing so, and they will appreciate all the things about you that the wrong person are intimidated by. Don’t change so people will like you, be patient, keep being your amazing self, and pretty soon the right people will love the real you.
I started thinking about this last night, when my Mother-in-law called last night. She wanted to know how we were doing, but then the conversation ended in our political differences. She told me to read the facts, I said I’d had. “Yes, I had a preference who I wanted in Government,” everyone does. I only want for “Justice to Prevail,” if we all want the truth to come out. The bottomline is we have to pray and have hope that it will. Good always triumphs over Evil. We don’t have to prove to someone who we are, when we should all want the same thing.
No one else really knows what’s best for you.
Don’t lose yourself in your search for acceptance by others. Walk your path confidently and don’t expect anyone else to understand your journey, especially if they have not been exactly where you are going. You have to take the steps that are right for you; no one else walks in your shoes.
Let others take you as you are, or not at all. Speak your truth even if your voice shakes. Being true to yourself, you put something breathtaking into the world that was not there before. You are stunning when your passion and strength shines through as you follow your own path- when you aren’t distracted by the opinions of others. You are powerful when you let your mistakes educate you, and your confidence builds you firsthand experience- when you know you can fall down, pitch yourself up, and move forward without asking for anyone else’s permission.
You are the only person who can change your life
In every situation you have been in, in positive or negative, the one common thread is you. It is your responsibility, and yours alone, and regardless of what has happened up to this point in your life, you are capable of making choices to change your situation, or accept the way you think about it. Don’t let the opinions of others interfere with this prevailing reality.
What you’re capable of achieving is not a function of what other people think is possible for you. What you’re capable of achieving depends entirely on what you choose to do with your energy. So stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Just keep living your truth. The only people that will fault you for doing so are those who want you live a lie.