This post was written by Laura from thosepositivethoughts.com.
“Always be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” We hear this phrase a lot. So much so that it just sounds cliche. Yet too often we aren’t ourselves. In a world that tries to influence who you are, being yourself can be intimidating. We wish we could be ourselves and we admire those who walk their own path. Yet we prefer the safe road that the majority of people take. It’s important to always be yourself from the inside out. When you deeply know yourself and the values and boundaries that you stand by, you are more likely to live a happy life.'Always be yourself, everyone else is already taken.' Click To Tweet
You Are Naturally Beautiful
Another way to think of the phrase ‘be yourself’ is to think ‘be genuine.’ Act natural to your own character and your own instincts. Stand up for what you believe in and do what you love to do. Instead of always doing what others want. Embracing your true self radiates a natural beauty that cannot be ignored. You are naturally beautiful when you are yourself.
Take Control of Your Life
Being yourself allows you to have control of your life. It lets you be free and happy. The thing is, if you are always trying to please other people then you will never be able to please yourself. You will feel frustrated and miserable. Don’t let the opinions of others mask your inner voice. Don’t waste your time living someone else’s life.
When you stand up for your own values you develop a sense of self-respect. However, if you repeatedly give in to what others want and compromise your own beliefs, you are going to lose respect for yourself and respect from others. Would you admire someone who didn’t stand by their own values because it wasn’t favored by the majority? Probably not. Yet if someone was to stand by their values, despite it being an unpopular opinion, you are likely to respect them and their courage (assuming their opinion is moral and ethical).
The Right People Will Love You
Being yourself can sometimes seem daunting. We’re not sure if people will accept us or be interested in what we have to say. Often we try to be what we think others want us to be but just because everyone else is acting a certain way, doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, all you need to do is be yourself and the right people will love you.
Be an Inspiration
Sometimes it just takes one person in a group to stand up for what they believe in, only for others to feel inspired. The courage presented will help insecurities that so many people face, and will inspire them to love themselves. When you present yourself to the world and don’t rely on others acceptance, you are showcasing your strength, creativity and individuality. By being yourself you can inspire others to be themselves.
Don’t be Everything, Just be You.
Blending in with crowd and agreeing with the majority might seem easier but it’s not you. The best thing you can do for yourself is be who you are. Stand by your values and beliefs. As long as you are happy and no one else is being hurt in the process, then that’s all that matters. Don’t sacrifice your own life by trying to live someone else’s life. Don’t worry about being this and being that or being everything. Just be you and you will live a fulfilling and happy life.
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