Here’s why you need to stop proving yourself to the world
We are stuck in this never ending race to outdo each other. Our lives have become more about achievements, affluence, and accomplishments more than anything else. And if we fail, we end up berating ourselves. We end up believing that we aren’t good enough. We fail to see that we are unique in our own way and we have our own contribution to make to the world, no matter how big or small. So, we decided to remind you that you are special in your own way and you don’t need to prove yourself to the world.
The people whom you need to impress love the real you
Think of your friends, family, spouse or lover. These people are the ones that actually matter if you look within. And they are never going to measure your worth using your accomplishments or lack of them. They know who you are and what your worth is. They are not going to judge you or belittle you because of your shortcomings. They accept you wholeheartedly and sometimes even end up putting up with all your ridiculous drama.
No one knows you like you do
We go through different episodes in life and with each one, we change or evolve as a person. But what you’re going through, only you know and understand. You cannot possibly expect someone else to experience it through your eyes because it’s just cannot happen. So, be proud for getting through all of it and still standing tall. Only you know your true worth.
You have the power to change your life
Remember that this is your life and you call the shots here. You cannot let anybody else decide anything for you once you’re an adult. And you most definitely cannot give the power of changing you to somebody else because that is just wrong. Nobody else has the authority to ask you to change for their benefit. Only you can decide whether a change is needed.
Society is the least important
It’s true we live in society. It’s human nature to want to pay heed to what people are saying about you. But, this is self-destructive in the long run. No matter how perfect you are, there will always be someone who is going to look for a flaw. That’s because society is people and people talk. People get jealous, they become mean, vile and plain cruel. So, if you want to be happy and live peacefully stop paying attention to what people think of you.
There is NO race
We’ve all been trained to think that life is a race that we have to win. But the truth is that life is just a journey with beautiful moments that truly make it worth living. There is no ‘destination’. And there most certainly is no speed at which you should be moving ahead. You may be an employee at a mid-sized firm while your friends might own their businesses. You may be single while your friends might have started a family. That’s alright. Each of us has our own path and it is unique. So, find your path and stay true to it. Don’t desire another person’s path because it isn’t meant for you.
To succeed, you must fail first
Success isn’t easy. That’s why it’s so special. You earn success and greatness. It’s okay to not get it right away. It’s okay to fail. But what’s not okay is to lose hope and give up. The true hallmark of a successful person is his/her perseverance. As long as you’re in the game, you always have a chance to win.
Don’t count your riches
At the end of the day, it all comes down to how many lives you’ve touched. How many people have you made happy? Your money, material possessions, and riches matter very little in the long run. In order to be happy, we just need to choose to be happy. Surrounding ourselves with loved ones is a bonus!