“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” — Marcus Aurelius
You are unique. There is only one like you in this world. You are a special person who often forgets how worthy they are. You are beautiful.
At the beginning you were a simple human being, but then you started evolving. You began exploring the world and expanding your knowledge. And little by little people started burdening you with their beliefs, insecurities, expectations, and fears, many of which had little to do with who you are deep inside. And unfortunately, they continue to do so to this day, and many times you believed the lies they’ve said about you.
Don’t worry, you are far from what they say you are.
Please don’t listen to them. Forget what they say and be your full uninterrupted self.
And should you feel like it’s hard to find yourself, please read on…
1. Remind yourself of your unique nature
There is no one like you in this world. Your own set of talents, skills, experiences, looks, and flaws is something you should be proud of. There is only one you. The only one who talks, moves, and loves the way you do is you. And that’s something to be cherished.
2. Do the things that make you happy
You probably have no idea how much damage your doing to yourself by not doing what you love. Stop giving a damn what others think of you and stop with the self-pity. The time for letting yourself down is over. You only have this one life. Live it wisely.
3. Understand the importance of positive affirmations
Yes, it may sound like it’s nothing new under the sun. But, trust me, affirmations do work and they are the best thing you can do for yourself. If you want to transform your life, you must start reprogramming your brain and training it to work in a new way.
4. Stop comparing yourself to others
What other people do and how great or terrible their life is is none of your concern. Just as it shouldn’t be any of their business what you chose to do with your life. Stop comparing yourself to others. Your journey is your own. Follow your bliss, and learn from your adventure. Comparison will only stagger your progress.
5. Stop doubting your abilities
You shouldn’t talk down to yourself. Self-awareness is healthy, but don’t criticize yourself too much. How do you expect to flourish in life when you’re constantly telling yourself how stupid and talentless you are? Believe in yourself and learn to love who you are. You just need to believe.
Everyone makes mistakes and that includes you. After all, you’re just human. But guess what? You are the only one who can fix them. So please stop putting yourself down. Quit the self-blame and just forgive yourself because there’s always tomorrow. You can always make it right, don’t forget that.
Love yourself. Believe in yourself. You are beautiful, both inside and outside.
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