It’s easy to get wrapped up in problems, in heartache, and in hardship. But they don’t need to define our life, even if they are a daily burden. Dreams and hopes coupled with perseverance are where the future lies, and happiness too. Let those guide you, revive you and empower you, especially in the tougher times. Don’t let the tough times get the best of you.
It’s tempting to lock away our past, our sorrows, our mistakes. But we shouldn’t hang onto them like a burden. We shouldn’t be ashamed of them at all. If we try to bury them too far, they begin to pollute us from the inside and eventually overpower us. But if we slowly set them free, let them go or accept them for what they are, we can be free too. They’ll no longer define us, but guide us. They can serve more purpose than we realise.
Be unapologetically you. We all have so much to give, and that gift is beyond rules, regulations and labels. Our thoughts, beliefs and attitude define who we are. Our actions, our gestures, and our quirks define who we are. Our passion, our words and our lifestyles define who we are. We define who we are. We might never be fully satisfied with who we are, but there’s no need to hide ourselves away. There’s plenty of space for everyone to express themselves. Being unapologetically you is the best thing you can do.
Live by your own rules. On love. On beauty. On success. On fulfilment. On happiness. Life is different for each of us, so why would we play by someone else’s rules? Life is about defining, dreaming and creating, not categorising, parroting, or pretending. We all travel different walks of life and that’s what makes it so beautiful, colourful and special. Live by your own terms. What’s stopping you?
Sometimes we’re knocked down by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure holds us down. Sometimes we’re hit by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure stops us from moving forward. Sometimes we’re marked by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure defines us. It’s all in our attitude and perspective. If we let failure get the best of us, it will. When we get knocked down, let’s get back up again. There’s nobody to tell us we can’t except ourselves.