Humanity lives for perfection. It seeks flawlessness and magnificence in everything.
We’re raised and grown with the idea that it’s mandatory to be accepted and loved by everyone, it’s best to fit in a certain circle, and detest your imperfections and little flaws.
We’re raised to seek validation.
However, as time flows and we eventually experience most of the sensations, emotions and events life has to offer, we become more and more aware that life is beautiful in its own uncensored, raw version.
You don’t need a mask or a second personality to get people to like you. You don’t need to be something you aren’t to get your life going.
Believe it or not, The real beauty of life lies in the magic of sincerity. Raw authenticity. Pure vulnerability.
In the ability to leave all the world behind, embrace your differences and hug your flaws as tight as you can.
You don’t owe anything to anyone because:
1. THE ONLY ONES WHO MATTER WILL LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE
Because the people who’ll eventually see the real you and the ones who will be brave enough to embrace your genuine personality regardless of all are the only people that are worthy of keeping and loving.
2. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU, EXCEPT YOU
Don’t let others define and determine your path in life. Only you know what your heart desires and what your soul aches.
Whatever it is that you believe in, don’t be afraid to stand your ground and defend it. Speaking the uncensored truth means much more than a shaken hand. Being true to yourself is the path to integrity.
3. THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN CHANGE YOU LIFE IS YOU
No matter how difficult and scary life sometimes is, nothing lasts forever. This is a good and bad thing at the same time.
Now, you can’t control what happens to you, but you damn sure can control your reaction to the external factors.
You can change anything you don’t like. You just have to make the step.
4. THE MATERIALISTIC WORLD IS AN ILLUSION
How much you own, and what brand you wear doesn’t determine who you are. Material things are superficial and have a limited expiration date. If you were rich today, no one guarantees that you will still be rich tomorrow.
But, what your heart carries, well that stays forever and ever.
5. LIFE ISN’T A COMPETITION, IT IS A INDIVIDUALLY EXPERIENCES JOURNEY
Remember one thing. The only person you should try to compete and be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t perceive life as a race to eternal glory. Every person on this earth has its own unique path to walk and challenges to face.
And that has absolutely nothing to do with yours.
6. FAILURES LEAD TO SUCCESS
It’s not something you should be intimidated of. Failure is just another step on your journey to success. In fact, it is the most important part of your metamorphosis.
You fall, and you fall, and you fall. And at that very moment, it is up to you whether you’ll gain more strength and keep moving forward or you’ll accept the defeat and just give up.
7. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PLEASE EVERY LIVING BEING
And that’s more than fine. You shouldn’t even try to satisfy people’s endless greed and inexhaustible thirst. Because people will always want more. Even after you give them everything you have.
The only thing you’ll be left with will be disrespect.
8. THE REALITY EXISTS IN THIS MOMENT
Last but certainly not least… The time is now. This moment is all you need. You shouldn’t waste your life chasing the future and dwelling on the past. They don’t exist.
Instead, you should learn to focus all your efforts and energy in the NOW and see what happens.
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