Hey Sol Warriors! Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
This week's topic is Encouragement.
Today's topic is "Being You".
When you think about yourself, what comes to mind? When you describe yourself to others, what do you say? What makes you different from the next person?
See for me I struggle with this a lot. My girlfriend asks me to describe myself to her all of the time and honestly, I cannot because I do not see myself in the way that others see me. When I look in the mirror I see a little girl that is lost and looking for her way out. Who has her bigger version of herself behind her trying to push her way through but she is scared because she doesn't want the backlash that comes with it. She tries to keep the peace even if that means she doesn't get her own peace. She sacrifices herself so others can be happy but what about her happiness?
We all are trying to say in so many different ways "Look at me". Whether it is to our parents, a crush, our boss, whoever, we want them to see us in the way that you see yourself. But we don't always get that, do we? We are steady trying to prove ourselves but we are only in competition with ourselves nobody else. Once you understand that you will understand that you do not need the approval from others but the approval from yourself. Regardless of what others think of you there is not another YOU in the world. You are the only one that is willing to do everything that you set your mind on!
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
So don't go changing who you are because they notice someone else continues to be you and the person who needs to see you will see you.
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