Let them judge you. Let them misunderstand you. Let them gossip about you. Their opinions aren’t your problems. You stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity. No matter what they do or say, don’t you doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. Remain CONSISTENT & just keep shining like you always do.
I think the most important thing in life is self-love. Because if you don’t have self-love and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?
We all want to be liked and loved, but when we focus on this instead of making sure we love ourselves first, we get lost in other people’s opinions and we stop living honestly. If someone calls you a name, don’t let it bother you, don’t react. Feeding into their drama will only negatively affect your character.
What makes you special and unique? Think about one of your eccentricities and embrace it every day. When we are consumed by what other people think of us, we allow them to dictate how we live our lives, and then without realizing it, we lose touch with who we are. Respect your individuality. BE YOU.
Just like snowflakes, there is no one else on this planet like you. Don’t waste your time trying to be like other people. Be the best you and own it. You’re best at being yourself, not anyone else. If we all looked, talked, and walked the same, no one would be unique. Individuality wouldn’t exist. Being different is what makes us special and world so exciting.
Assess your character. Be certain that you’re not modeling yourself after someone, but just being who you are meant to be. Go ahead, be weird because “normal” is boring. Always be a first grade version of yourself instead of a second grade version of someone else.
You’ve got to ask yourself, what you’re living for, who you’re living for, and if none of those answers begin with “YOU”, then you’re living your life wrong. You’re living a lie.
Everything you do should revolve around you. Every person, every place, every moment, should start and end with you.
This is your LIFE and you shouldn’t spend it on dull things or boring people. Don’t spend it in people who don’t understand the type of love you carry within your bones. Because you only live once and it’s your job to make it count. So let everyday be yours, own it. Never apologize for being who you are. Your authenticity is the only source of a consistent delightful life.
It takes courage to be yourself in a world where you are constantly told that who you are isn’t enough. Being yourself is the biggest gift you can offer yourself and others. Be brave enough to show the world who you are without an apology. -Ash Alves.