My whole life I always heard from family, and countless doctors that I need to be myself around others. I have had trouble being myself in front of others and still do. I was afraid I was going to be judged, made fun of, or not liked. I never really fit in with anyone other than people who are like me. Because they get me. We get each other. So, I learned in order to be yourself, you must grow a backbone (which I never had) and have thick skin (I also never had). No one truly knows what makes you happy other than yourself.
I’m always going out of my way to please others, and forgetting about my own happiness. So this is an important concept to realize because you will never please yourself if you are constantly trying to please other people instead. You need to stand up for what you believe in and show the world the beauty of what makes you unique.
Having the courage to show other people how different you are is what really garners respect, not just doing what everyone else is doing because you are afraid they won’t accept who you are.
There will always be those who will try to look down on you, yet what they are really upset about is their failure to make you conform to their demands. Besides, these people are most likely already miserable because they lack the strength to showcase their individual differences like you can.
When you are being yourself, it is easier to see what you want out of life and what is truly important to you. Think about how when you fall in love, whether it is in your work, your hobbies or that special person, the whole universe seems to be in tune to your feelings.
You know exactly who you are as a person and those around you can see it as well. This helps eliminate the people in your life that do not complement the person you want to become and attract those who do.
It doesn’t matter if some people think you’re crazy when you first begin putting your soul on display. As long as you are happy because you are doing what you love, everything else will soon fall into place.
You get to live life just once. Be the game changer, you’re in charge. You’re the boss of you. You set the ground rules and boundaries. No one else has that superb power or pleasure. No one else ever should. Know what you truly want from your life, work towards making them true, have faith in yourself, love yourself. Be confident…. BE THE REAL YOU!!