Be Accepting of Yourself while Striving for Greatness
Each and every one of you has your own unique style and mannerisms that are yours and yours alone. There is no one like you and be proud of that.
There is absolutely no way for you to be successful and reach your goals until you accept who you are. You have to like yourself and what you do before anyone else will. The world detects how you feel about yourself and often simply shares the opinion you have about who you are. Be yourself and free yourself in the process. You are an individual who is unique. Your talents and abilities, your intelligence and interests, your opinions and tastes, make you who you are. There is no need to hide a part of yourself or alter a part of yourself for the sake of conformity. True success is about freedom and all truly successful people are individualists who have, more or less, accepted and glorified who they are. You should do the same. I can admit to always thinking less of myself and although I somewhat throw that back to how I was raised and as a senior, it is rather silly of me to blame my childhood anymore. I have had more than enough time to value my worth and value it I will.
At the same time, being yourself does not mean glorying in mediocrity. You need to be the very best version of yourself possible. This means that you have to work at being you. You have to put the time into self-improvement. Acceptance is not an excuse for laziness, cowardice or fear. Life is a privilege. It is a gift. The gift and the privilege of life is that you get to be yourself, the best self you can possibly be. Use the gift, take advantage of the privilege that you have been given. Don’t squander the chance. Let your own unique light shine forth. This is the light that will illuminate the path to real success in life. It will also be the light that attracts other people to you.
Do not wait until you are a senior to VALUE yourself like I did. You are the best version of yourself already so celebrate that and ask yourself what little tweaks do I want to add to my persona? When you do, share and be proud.
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