Blog inspired from an article of Belle De Jour Planner for August 2016.
Here’s the article:
There’s no need to feel embarrassed about the things you want in your life –really.
Do you shy away from sharing your passions, likes and even guilty pleasures with those around you? It’s time for you to start being proud of all the little quirks that make you who you are. Stop worrying about what people think and just remember what wise Dr. Seuss once said: “Those who matter won’t mind and those who mind won’t matter.”
Here are some of the things you should be proud of:
Being spiritual or prayerful is something that most people don’t share in certain scenarios. It’s really your choice, but what if you tried being more expressive and forget the fact that it might make you or those around you uncomfortable? For example, try taking time to pause and say a full prayer before eating lunch vs. just saying a silent thank you or making a hurried sign of the cross. You never know who you might inspire.
Indulging in SELF-HELP
Do you cringe at the thought of someone catching you in the self-help section of the bookstore? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself or seeking ways to help yourself out of a difficult situation. When you share what you’re going through with other people, they’ll be more understanding and be able to give you the support you need.
There’s nothing wrong with throwing in the towel when something just isn’t working. Whether you gave it all or just realized that you don’t want to do it anymore, what matters is that you tried. Striking out at something is way better than never stepping up to the plate. Plus, realizing that there are some things you may not be good at is one effective way of finding out what you really want for yourself.
Reward yourself-even if it’s just by throwing a little dance party in your room –to acknowledge your hard work. Sometimes, people are embarrassed to celebrate the big and little wins in their lives because they’re worried it’ll make other people feel bad or that they won’t like the attention. Keep in mind that making your life small for others isn’t fair to you or all the hard work you put into building yourself a great life.
Instead of asking “how to be you” to some celebrities, why not ask yourself “how God want me to be?”
For sure, imitating someone else is not the way God want you to be. There’s a reason why we are made different from each other; you’re unique in your own special way.
Be the person that will make you proud of yourself by just looking at the mirror every morning and smile to yourself like you’re the best among the rest.
The reality is that there will always be someone better than you, and I hope that when you met them along the way you will say ‘I don’t mind, I’m still good’ and not ‘I’m not good enough’. Be the first person to praise yourself with words of encouragement when you’ve done something great, tap your shoulder and say ‘I did a great job.’
But what if you fail?
We all have failures in life, who never had?
Mistakes are common things that can happen to an individual, and it means that you are trying and still learning, and it’s a proof that you’re human. Don’t stick around on those mistakes, learn from it and move forward, because one day you’ll laugh at those mistakes like they never knock you down even if it did.
Stay strong and always be YOU in this world full of imitations. I know you can do and you will do it.