"be yourself. everyone else is already taken"
This post is for anyone who needs a reminder that being yourself is the best thing you can be! Whether you're distracted from trying to fulfill others' expectations or you're envious of someone else, don't loose sight of who you are. This can be difficult at times, especially when you do not know the whole story. For instance, I can hope for the same opportunities and lifestyle as someone I admire, but it is up to me to create my own reality and to acknowledge that no two paths are the same. You can spend hours trying to impress others or imitate someone else's success, but it will never work unless you stay true to your own message. Pretending to have different beliefs or goals in life will only clutter your mind and overshadow what you really want. Your own voice should be the loudest, most supportive guide for your life choices. Follow your day dreams, listen to yourself, and do not be shy to share your voice with the world.
Let's get something straight. You, yes you, are beautiful, intelligent, silly, and human in your own way. You have an irreplaceable effect on this world and those around you. So why try to be something you're not or copy someone else's actions? Stay true to you and inspire others by your own creativity and personal message. Do not let anyone discourage you from a path that is meant for you or let competition in your field make you feel small and unimportant. Strive to be the best version of yourself and start to thrive from your own ideas and dreams.
I like to fuel my creativity by thinking of what I can achieve in the future and of ways that I can contribute positive change to my community. Focusing on what is important to me and the steps I take leading up to an opportunity keep my message genuine and specific to what I believe and love. Share what you are passionate about with your community and be a voice to motivate others to share their sources of happiness too.
Not only does it feel good to let your thoughts run free and express what touches your heart and fuels your fire, some people may even want to join your journey and share your meaningful message.
Keep in mind that it is apparent when you share something you do not truly believe in or something that is unoriginal. Content is much more inspiring when it comes from scratch and relates to your values and goals as a creator, speaker, or influencer. Your supporters will gain a stronger connection to your work when a new perspective is presented from someone they trust or admire.
I am all for finding ways to get inspired. I am a Pinterest enthusiast and love looking to nature for the pure beauties of our environment. However some of the best ideas are already within you. Look to what brings you happiness and shine a positive light on others. Detect what brings you sadness and decide how you can make a change. If you are truly stuck discovering who you are and who you want to be, try reflecting on what you first loved as a child. What inspired you and what naturally interested you from a young age?
~ bring your own perspective to the world, feel good, and be a voice for change ~
Let go of who you think you should be or who others are telling you to be.
Just be who you truly are.