I truly care for you and truly desire that you be encouraged to live your best life. Because of that, I want to share a truth with you. There is absolutely no way for you to be successful and reach your goals until you accept yourself for who you are. It seems like a simple thing. But for many of us, it is much harder than it appears.
You absolutely have to like yourself and what you do and who you are. Sometimes we look to the outside world for affirmation of our view of ourselves. However, the world detects how you feel about yourself and often simply shares the opinion you have about who you are.
Just be yourself and free yourself in the process. You are an individual who is unique. Your talents and abilities, your intelligence and interests, your opinions and tastes, make you who you are. There is no need to hide a part of yourself or alter a part of yourself for the sake of conformity. True success is about freedom and all truly successful people are individualists who have, more or less, accepted and glorified who they are. You should do the same.
Don’t keep yourself in mediocrity. You need to be the very best version of yourself possible. This means that you have to work at being you. You have to put the time into self-improvement. Life is a privilege. It is a gift. The gift and the privilege of life is that you get to be yourself, the best self you can possibly be. Use the gift, take advantage of the privilege that you’ve been given. Don’t squander the chance. Let your own unique light shine forth. This is the light that will illuminate the path to real success in life.
You are enough. More than that, you are MORE. Believe that.