The nice-to-haves but not need-to-haves: approval, the next big thing, a particular type of education, endless time, outcomes that exceed expectations, a title. You can do anything you put your mind to, no matter who you are or what you have. Only you are in control of your success, your happiness, your life. Don’t put it in the hands of others. Just do you.
There is no beauty without some strangeness ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself ~ Coco Chanel
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting ~ Mark Jacobs
Beauty is not in a face. Beauty is a light in the heart ~ Kahlil Gibran
(Poe and Gibran images: Pinterest; Chanel image: crated.com; Jacobs image: quotesgram.com)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable ~ Paul Tillich
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone ~ Coco Chanel
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We can walk in any direction we choose. Sometimes we feel trapped, inundated, anchored. But walls are only in our mind. We can be whoever we want to be. It’s never been more possible to travel to a completely different place. It’s never been more possible to innovate and create a career out of passion. It’s never been more possible to be unconventional and original. We hold the map. The world is ours. Walk, run, drive, fly. Push forward and keep going. Axe those walls down and free yourself. And follow your heart.
When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Because the only one staring back is you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what others think of you, it’s about what you think of yourself. I hope you see beauty illuminated by imperfections. I hope you see a full heart in spite of your mistakes. Because you deserve to see yourself for who you really are. I hope you love yourself for who you are. And if that’s too hard at the moment, then I hope you at least try to love yourself more.