If I didn’t stay true to myself and share the things that I am passionate about as well as my imperfections, what would that say about me? What would that say about how I perceive myself today? What would that say about all of the “progress” that I have made up to this point in my life? It would just show that I was willing to do whatever was required of me to be accepted by others. Let’s face it, I don’t want to go down that road again.
Some may see rejection as a slap in the face, and some are probably telling me to just keep my mouth shut and not talk about my past, but I can’t do that. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and if I don’t get the opportunity to showcase my strengths, then it wouldn’t have been a good fit in the long run anyhow. I want to find someone who is just as passionate about me as I am them, and until I do, I am willing to encounter any amount of rejection. I will always stay true to myself because I am me, and that is my greatest strength.
If you don’t have yourself, then what do you have? You don’t need to be someone your not just for the sake of being accepted by others. Everybody is different in their own unique way, and that’s what makes us who we are. Those who you strive to be accepted by, they are only going to show you the respect that you are willing to show yourself. If you don’t stay true to yourself, then nobody is going to respect you for the real you.
No matter what happens in your life, always stay true to yourself. Never forget that you are you and that is your greatest power. Believe in all that you are capable of achieving, follow each and every single one of your goals, and never, ever allow others to determine how you live your life. This is the only one that you get, so make the most of it and live it your way.
ALTER YOUR MIND IF YOU WANT TO ALTER YOUR LIFE
If you want to change the world, then you need to alter your life in order to do so. The easiest way to alter your life – alter your mind.Stephanie Rosita
There is no doubt in my mind that starting to take accountability for my life and trying to alter my mind is ultimately what helped me to alter my life. After previously making fun of anybody who read self-improvement books, anybody who believed in mastermind groups, anybody who thought that positive thoughts actually had power, and probably calling them a tree-hugging hippie, I quickly became one of those individuals. I wouldn’t say that I was a hypocrite, but rather just became less naive.
Every morning I would find myself (and still do) going outdoors on my patio to write, read self-improvement and personal development books, listen to podcasts about the importance of positivity, and writing down my goals for the day. Again, mind you that today, I am the person that I would have thought so poorly of just a few years ago. It was like looking in the mirror at my own worst nightmare.
If you want to alter your life, then start to alter your mind. Start focusing on the good that already consumes your life, start focusing on all that you have accomplished up to this point, and start believing in all that you are truly capable of achieving no matter how difficult that may be. Again, whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.