The worst thing you can do to yourself is to try to be who you are not. Because the world wants you to be who you are not. To live your life, to enjoy your life, don’t try to be who you are not, just be yourself. That is the only way to stay connected with yourself. Your soul doesn’t want you to change who you are. It is your responsibility to stand up against those who are working day and night to change who you are. Don’t surround yourself with dream killers. Don’t hang around those who are wasting their lives. Hang around people who are ready and willing to lift you up. If you are with someone who doesn’t appreciate how special you are, don’t waste your time with this person, hang out with someone who will appreciate you. Don’t let people change you. Don’t waste your time with them. Be yourself for yourself. You are good enough, you are smart enough, you are tall enough, you are beautiful enough for yourself. If they don’t like you for who you are, keep going. That is not your problem; it is their tea to drink. Just focus on your “why”. And you will get your why.
It is easier to be someone you are not than to be your real self. You can’t be your real self if you are not true to yourself. You can’t connect with your real self if you don’t know yourself. Don’t hide who you are. Be proud of who you really are. Don’t waste your time trying to be something different. The more you do that, the more you are moving away from your real self. To connect with your inner self, you must be yourself.
It is easier to get what you want if you know yourself. If you don’t know yourself, if you are not true to yourself, if you are not your real self, you can’t pursue your dreams. Even if you pretend to do something to better your life, you will end doing the wrong thing. According to Margaret Young, “… you must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” In order to get what you have been fighting for, you must first be who you really are. If not, you are in for a long walk.