I really like this quote from Daves Words of Wisdom.
I can’t make people like me. All I can do is show them who I am, how I feel and what I believe. It’s up to them to understand my worth!
In the past, I would often go out of my way to adapt and change myself in whatever way I thought was necessary in order to make people like me, or at least have the best chance of making them like me. Imagine how exhausting it is always putting up a facade, never relaxing and being yourself. I didn’t do this with ALL people – usually only with people who I thought were better than me or more interesting or popular than me.
Now, I am quite content to just be myself. If this means I lose friends along the way and am less popular than I am fine with that. As you get older you realise that there is really only room in your life for sincere and genuine friends who like you for who you truly are.
As I’ve said before, through my blog I am standing my ground and showing the true me – by expressing how I FEEL and what I BELIEVE. I guess it is now up to others to understand and determine my worth!
The most important thing to me is to like myself!! I talked about this in last Friday’s post – How do you define success?
There is another quote which I want to include today.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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