Dare to be you. Be courageously and imperfectly you.
Can you imagine being afraid to look in a mirror? Being afraid of finding yourself is like that. Every day, you check if you look decent before going out. How is looking inside yourself any different?
Out-of-it days are just pimples. That nasty habit? Huge pores that have no shame. Your past hurt is no different from a revealing scar. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like what you see. What’s important is that you see her. You acknowledge who she is. No matter where life takes you, you’ll recognize her. Her image is not diluted. It is clearly stamped in your mind and soul.
In all the world, there is no one like you. The world is in great need of your presence — your thoughts, ideas, words, and actions. Depriving the world of the wonder that is you is an injustice. It is almost selfish. You walk on this planet, not for yourself, but for a higher purpose. Isn’t that what you’re looking for from your life — a purpose?
So don’t be blind against yourself. Don’t hide from yourself. Look in the mirror. Who have I become? What kind of person am I becoming? Is this the person I want to be?
Only then will you know how to move forward.
Then, who even cares if the world doesn’t like you? You are a masterpiece in the making. If you are good enough for yourself, what right does anyone have to say otherwise?
Granted, you can never be perfect. Not to your scrutinizing and meticulous eyes, noting every blemish, pore, fine line and dark circle. But despite your best efforts, you can’t deny your beauty — not your kindness or your passion, intellect, generosity, or talent. So be fair yourself. And be fair to the world.
Show them what you’ve got.