Be you, Do you !
In every man lies a seed of uniqueness and this seed embodies the characteristics and potentials that make us distinct. Sadly, many crush theirs or never discover its existence as a result of cloning someone else. It’s sad how many great potentials lay undiscovered and how many greatness that will forever remain dormant because a lot of people especially youths today still can’t be comfortable being themselves. You can only be the best of you when you learn to love being you.
I love the way the Apostle Paul puts it in his second letter to the Corinthians – “So we fix our eyes on not what is seen but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Cor 4:18 NIV)”. The problem we have is that we fixate more on the external than the internal and what’s external is always subject to change. Trends change. Fashion change. How can long can you keep up with the change? And it isn’t totally our fault because it’s a natural inclination but we must discipline ourselves to look more introspectively because within us is where the true treasure lie. It’s not the clothes or the shoes or even the wealth that defines us. What defines us is within because that’s where the core essence of who we are lies. That’s where what makes unique, what makes us distinct, what makes us special, what makes us awesome and what makes us truly beautiful is embedded.
A lot people in a futile effort to keep up with the trends and expectations set by someone else eventually get worn out and then that dark feeling of worthlessness overwhelms them. Then, they look to suicide as the way out. Having been a victim of depression and failed suicide attempt, it hurts me deeply to see how many great potentials are destroyed by suicide and the feeling of self-hate. Over 7 billion in the world, and not a single one shares the same finger prints with you!!!! That’s an amazing expression of your uniqueness. You leave this world without discovering and fulfilling your purpose, you leave a void in the world that no one can fill.
Stop judging yourself based on the external. Look within and you discover great features that will make you swell with pride. You are YOU for a reason, so please don’t do yourself the injustice of attempting to be someone else. Be you.do you.
AND NEVER FORGET- YOUR UNIQUENESS IS YOUR TRADEMARK