You cannot be somebody else. You can only be yourself. Remember that you are not going to be able to get what you want if you do not feel good about yourself. How you see yourself, how you feel about yourself will determine your success. How you feel about yourself will determine your future. Because if you do not like yourself, if you do not feel good about yourself, you will never talk about your future.
Look, no matter how you feel about yourself, if you want to move forward, you must give yourself love. You must believe in yourself. You must believe in your life. And do not forget that self-love is an inside business. Love is an internal business. It is not an external business. When you are good on the inside, outside business will take care of itself. If you do not have love, then you cannot give love to anyone. Because to love others, you must first love yourself.
No matter what, do not fill your mind with negative things. Instead of comparing yourself to others, why not use your time to give yourself more love? You are not ugly. You are beautiful. Do not change yourself because people want you to chnage. When it is time to change, change yourself. And you are the only one who can change you, anyway. No one can change you. Even if things are not going your way, be patient. Be patient. Do worry about it. All you need to do is to connect with yourself. Do not doubt yourself. Why is that? Because doubt it a dream killer. Doubt kills dreams.
If you want to create a better future for yourself, you must change how you see yourself. If you want to make more money, you must believe in yourself. If you want to make yourself happy, you must treat yourself with kindness. Will you do it for you?
“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”- Orison Swett Marden
There are opportunities everywhere. Your opportunity is not in your environment. It is not in your house. It is not in your “luck or chance.” The life you are seeking, the growth you are seeking, the happiness you are seeking, the love you are seeking, the togetherness you are seeking is in you. It is in your soul. It is in your suffering. It is in the dark.
When you listen to your suffering, you can learn a lot from it. The Scripture says, “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character and hope.”
The opportunity you are looking for is not in your environment. It is in your suffering. It is in your character. It is in hope. So whenever you are faced with problems, you should be happy for facing them. Instead of running away from your problems, why not use the opportunity to connect with yourself, to bring out the best in yourself, to love yourself even more. Why not? What are you waiting for?
Robert Collier was right when he said, “In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.” Whatever you are going through, it is not here to stop you from reaching your goals. Do not ignore your suffering. It has a lot to teach you. All you need to do is to just make room for it to happen. It is your responsibility to do it for yourself, for your future. Do not limit your life. You have a goal to achieve. You have your life to live. And to do that, you need to leave your safe zone. You need to challenge yourself. The only way to get your opportunity is to make sure that your feelings about your opportunity never defeat you. Because if you allow your emotions to control you, you miss your golden opportunity. Do not miss it.