You & Only You

Life is full of stages, experiences, lessons and growth. I believe that every day should be a step forward. It should be the opportunity to learn and grow and most importantly you should begin to feel more and more comfortable in your own skin. This isn’t something you can force. It will come naturally and when it does you will feel all the better for it.

There are some things in life that you just can’t force, no matter how hard you try it just isn’t going to happen you just need to allow yourself the ability to get to know yourself and feel a sense of comfort and peace in your own mind. There are so many pressures to be the best, to think a particular way, whether it be the media, society, your friends or even your family you’re expected to dress a certain way, act a certain way, think certain things and be a certain person. I don’t know how it is humanly possible to live when there are so many expectations. When you have so many expectations on you there is no time to enjoy life. You’re constantly over thinking everything and that’s beyond unhealthy.

No matter what expectation you set yourself or other people set for you I urge you to find validity inside yourself. You don’t need the approval of someone else to feel good. You don’t need the nod from someone else to be the best that you can be. In this world you are the only you. Spend time with yourself. Get to know yourself. Become your own best friend. Spend some time alone and enjoy your thoughts. Being at one with yourself isn’t arrogant. The one thing I have learned in the short time I have been on this planet is that if you’re going to get anywhere you have to back yourself. I am not saying you need to blow your own trumpet and love yourself but you need to believe in yourself. You need to have the belief that you have the ability to make those dreams come true. You need to trust yourself. Trust the decisions you make and learn from the mistakes. No one on this planet is perfect. No one really knows what they’re doing but if you don’t try you don’t know so make the most of every opportunity and seek your own answers. Just because someone else has tried it and didn’t like it doesn’t mean that you won’t.

You always want to be the best at what you do. Ambition is a beautiful thing. Ambition is an attractive thing. Hold your ambition close as it will push you to be the best that you can be but remember no matter what you do there is always someone who can do it better, there is always going to be someone better looking, someone more talented, someone richer, someone funnier, someone kinder, someone smarter but there is never going to be another you. While there is always going to be someone better at something no one is good at everything so if they’re good at math and you’re good at music use your talent to your advantage. We can’t all be good at everything and you might not be the best but that doesn’t mean that you’re not good. It doesn’t mean you’re not great it just means that you are unique and there is nothing wrong with that.

You have a voice, use it to create positive change. Use your strength to help the people around you. Use your mind to be the best you that you can be.  Be yourself unapologetically. Love openly. Forgive freely. Dream as big as you can.

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