The Single Most Powerful Thing I Can Be Is To Be Myself
One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made was to assume that everyone owed me something. I believed that I was entitled to the opportunity to be a part of a team that would go down in history, be remembered, and be honored. You see, entitlement is a problem because you think someone is supposed to give it to you.
As I matured and as we grow, we realise that no one's going to give anything to us. We must earn it. We must put forth effort. We must put in hard work. We have got to overcome our own limitations, especially those aspects of us that say "quit now," because now that I look back over my life and I've learned what hard work is, I realise that if I put in real work. If I put in the hard work, if I only had this level of grind that I've learned now, I would have succeeded then no matter what.
Except for me and you, no one can stop you from going after your dream school and becoming something. What we do personally and individually matters. The majority of your future is not determined by what happens. It's not what happens. What happens happens to us all. I said the key is what you do about it. It is not what occurs, but what you do.
Life ain't fair for nobody, man, and sometimes you have to bite back, just like haters when you get haters. It is not your concern what other people think of you. And God uses opposition to you for something greater, because God knows that when these things happen, you have two choices: let it break you or let it make you.
It's because of the hard times that we are built. It's because of the struggle that we are built. It's because of the trials and tribulations that we are built. If it weren't for those things, we wouldn't be able to grow more. Don't let anyone make you feel like you're nobody.
If you want to fix imposter syndrome and people pleasing, learn how to stand in front of the mirror and give yourself a high five This demonstrates that you like yourself If you like yourself, you don't go out in the world and look for other people to like you because you don't need it.
It's wonderful if they do, but the fantastic thing is if you actually like yourself. If you just accept where you are, you will stop judging yourself. You accept yourself with some compassion when you go out into the world. If somebody else disrespects you, it doesn't change the fact that you respect yourself. If somebody else doesn't like you or love you, it doesn't change the fact that you like or love yourself.
Most people don't read their lives; they accept their lives, and when you accept your life, you are living on things that are not worthy of your time, effort, and energy. You must be deliberate when going uphill. Nobody ever went uphill by chance. You've never read a book about unintentional accomplishments. You must be deliberate in your actions and who you are.