Thursday, January 30, 2014

Don't undervalue yourself. (#pinspirationthursday)

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question, it's asked of us from (essentially) the moment we are born. We are expected to be something, to do something with our lives at some point, so we grow up reaching for stars. Now, I'm not saying this is a bad thing. Not at all. It's good to have goals and dreams. It's good to want more for ourselves. But, we have to be realistic about it, too. We have to know that failure is a path to growth. That sometimes, something else is better for us. And that it's okay to not be what our neighbors are. We, ultimately, have to be unique in our individual selves. We have to live and learn in the moments that make us who we are.

And we have to do that without regret.

No regret for the things we don't have.
No regret for the things we can't be.
No regret for the things we'll never do.

And it's all because of this:

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You are exactly who you are. You can change that person, you can grow within that person. But if you're striving for something and it doesn't come to fruition, it doesn't make you any less of a person.

It makes you, once again, exactly who you are.

That's not a negative.
It's a positive.

And when you learn to turn the negatives into positives, life really starts to blossom.

Overvalue who you are. Not who you aren't, because there is only one you and that person should get all of your respect.

All of it.

Question: What did you want to be when you grew up? Me, I wanted to be a grocery store checkout lady. I still think that would be fun.

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