Love thyself – all the virtues, all the vices
Allow yourself to breathe, slow down, relax
Allow yourself to fail
Allow yourself to feel elated, happy, sad, angry
Allow yourself to feel lost
But, Love thyself anyway.
Spread the love
Don’t just fall in love, choose to love
Care and take care
Not just when the sky is clear, even when the storm hits
No conditions, No boundaries
Pour your heart out
Feel rejection, failure, fear
But, Love anyway.
Dream beyond logic, beyond capabilities
Interrogate yourself, learn unlearn
Have a reset button
Slow down and rethink
Dare, take the plunge
Cross that bridge, take a leap of faith, fail
But, Move forward anyway.
Listen to yourself, speak your mind
Acknowledge your thoughts
Broaden your horizons, be open to change
Listen, Compromise, Apologize, Forgive
Experience love, experience pain
Empathy, Sympathy, Apathy
Hold, Let go, Move On
Feel every feeling in the effing Book
But, Be yourself anyway.
If you are waiting for someone to change your life, no one can, and no one shall. If you’re waiting for the self-confidence in the form, you’d been told you needed, it won’t come.
If you’re still waiting for the right time, it won’t come. If you are waiting for the validation, you would still be waiting – uncertain, overeager and anxious.
The uncomfortable truth is that, had I waited for 100% self-confidence to kick-in, I wouldn’t have done most of the things I actually did – First blog post, solo trips, public recitals, switching jobs, and a lot more.
In retrospect, I needed no guarantees (sure I hoped for it) that success would meet me on the other side of the leap. Self-confidence meant being sure. I wasn’t. I wanted to try!
I gave myself all the permission to try, experience and be open to life.
And today, instead of seeing someone trying to hack some form of innate greatness and badassery, I see a girl, who, with doubt and all, decided to step forward anyway.