Motivation Monday: Dare to be Different August 26, 2017 12:15
There are no two people in this world who are exactly alike. We have traits we all share, but we are very different from one other — and you must come to terms with this. You are not in competition with anyone in regard to the way you look or the way you think. You are you — and you deserve to be treated as unique and different.
One of the most powerful things on Earth is your identity and how you use it. “Who you are”is not as important as “who you think you are.” That is why you need to establish your identity as a different and unique individual. Identity is what will help you stay different and fulfilled in a world where everyone is trying to conform in order to fit in.
You will never fit in. If you attempt to fit in, you will end up losing yourself and finding out that you were better off being your original self. You are not meant to fit in. You are meant to add your own spice to the world around you. Anyone who doesn't accept you the way you are doesn't deserve you. You need to get to the point where you are no longer intimidated by the fact that you stand out of the crowd, as there is nothing wrong with that.
You have unique talents, gifts and abilities. If you try to be someone else, you will not be able to maximize your potentials and you may end up struggling unnecessarily.
Being different allows you to be free — free to use your unique gifting and talents, free to think the way you want, free to dress the way you want and free to live your life the way you want to live it. Being like everyone else is a self-improvised prison where you are limited to fit into the “acceptable” mode.
Celebrate your uniqueness and celebrate the uniqueness of others. You will meet people who know math better than you, or those who are more knowledgeable in languages than you. This does not mean you are dull; it only reminds you to be yourself and get the best out of life. Life is not a competition, but rather a combination of complementation and cooperation. The world is a better place when you are allowed to be who you are.
No matter how different you feel, you need to accept and love yourself. You need to also be bold enough to let people meet the real you.
The most beautiful thing about every one of us is the uniqueness we all bring to the table. That uniqueness is actually what makes us beautiful. That is what makes us irreplaceable — and that is what endears us to people. Be yourself.
Stop living the life of someone else. Embrace yourself and light up your world. You have what it takes.
Be Dissident, be YOU!