Tonight I’m feeling very philosophical. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ourselves on a completely true level and how hard that can be sometimes.
We live in a world of high morals and high expectations of ourselves that we can rarely ever live up to. The crazy part is that majority of the time, we do it to ourselves. We give ourselves a set level of quality that we must reach in order to realise and accept our self worth.
But in reality, we’re already worthy. We stop ourselves doing what makes us happy because maybe it goes against a belief of yours or someone close to you. Maybe it’ll hurt someone or make you seem like someone you’re not.
The fear of that happening creates a block like a brick wall and makes us feel guilty for wanting what we want. And it’s so incredibly stupid because we need to be putting our own needs in front of others if we’re to live a happy and fulfilled life.
We need to stop worrying about the way in which the world might perceive us and focus more on how we perceive ourselves. Make yourself feel good and that will resonate throughout yourself and the people around you.
So today I’m going to challenge myself to be happy. I’m going to face my fears and be who I am and not worry about what people think because screw them, it’s my time to shine.
If my decisions make someone else unhappy then I’m sorry but that’s just how it is. If the people around you really love you then they’ll support you. That’s all that really matters.
Being authentic is one of the most important things to do, especially if you’re still trying to work out exactly who you are as a person. So don’t be afraid to test it and experiment. Be fearless.