This blog is all about changing your perspective, positive vibes, self-love, self-empowerment and more importantly, giving you the motivation you need to challenge yourself in every aspect of your life in order to become a better version of yourself each day, Because life is too short to be lazy and miserable.
Today’s society has managed to create a perfect portrayal of what is “Socially acceptable” and if anyone so much as strays from it or expresses an opinion that is contrary to “popular belief”, all hell breaks loose.
In this day and age, originality is rare. And when someone chooses to be different, to take a stand, and decide that they no longer want to be just another face in the crowd, that path can be very lonely.
I know this because I used to be scared of expressing my thoughts and opinions. For a few years I was bullied in school. People made fun of my looks, my personality, my clothes, even my name (My real full name), so much so that when I transferred to a new school, I felt the need to change my entire persona.. I even went as far as to change the way my name was pronounced in order to avoid further ridicule. For a long time I hated myself, and did everything in my power to blend in with everyone else. Even the destructive relationships I found myself in lasted as long as they did because I was under the impression that it was somehow NORMAL for me to be with someone who made me feel bad about myself. I was convinced that I was the problem, and that I wasn’t worthy enough to be with someone who treated me with love and respect.
I was extremely shy.. only spoke when spoken to. And I felt like I couldn’t express my feelings and thoughts, for fear of being ridiculed by my peers. And I allowed myself to be mistreated by the few people I’ve befriended and dated.
Believe me when I say it took me a LONG time to come to terms with the fact that I didn’t need others to validate my worth or to accept me. What mattered is that I loved and accepted myself. “Who cares if you don’t like me…? I LIKE ME.” That’s the attitude I should’ve had, and that’s the attitude YOU should work on having!
Recognizing your self-worth is one of the many keys of true happiness.
I think the worst part of being bullied and ridiculed… especially when you already have low self-esteem is that eventually you begin to believe the hurtful things people say, and you actually manage to convince yourself that something might be wrong with you. It’s disturbing, and it’s extremely wrong!
If you think highly of yourself, and recognize your self-worth, NO ONE can break you or have the power to bring you down and make you feel unworthy!
Everyone is unique and it’s about time some people started acting like it. You should never feel threatened by originality, but rather embrace it. If you’re different.. there’s nothing wrong with that! Why would you want to be like anyone other than yourself ? Where’s the excitement in being like everyone else? Some of the most successful and interesting people I’ve met are where they are now because they’ve decided to take a stand. They took a different route and tried something new, as opposed to blindly following the crowd just to make themselves appear relevant.
A unique mind is a beautiful thing.
Looking back, I wish I had the knowledge that I have today. I think I would have accomplished so much more with my life if I was more focused on building my self- esteem and following my passion instead of worrying about what everyone else thought of me and seeking their validation.
When you take a look at yourself in the mirror… see yourself as an individual. You’re allowed to have opinions, you have every damn right to think differently, to look different, to BE DIFFERENT and to stand out! People may judge you for it, but in the long run, they’ll respect you more for it.
You can stray from the pack at any time and follow your own path. Just because you see everyone else doing something, doesn’t mean you have to do it too. What matters is how you perceive yourself. You are yours before you are anyone else’s. And since you are the only one who’s obligated to live under your own skin, there’s nothing left for you to do but embrace it.
Beauty is skin deep… Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
You’re only as strong as you think you are, so if you’re depending on others to make you feel valid, important or beautiful, then clearly you need to change you mentality.
Originality is beautiful.