Learning Yourself: The First Bold Step In Embracing Your Individuality
Learn you. Love you. Live you.
Every creation is a new thing under the sun, there has never been and never will be anything just like it again. We all have to get that idea about ourselves. Look within you and find that single spark of individuality that makes you different from every other person. When you find it, develop it and mold it because it is your worth. Tied to your individuality is your only real claim to importance. This is why our uniqueness is our trademark. Our life greatest possession is our individuality. Find it, cling to it, cherish it and live it!
You can’t really be the best of you or maximize your potentials to the fullest without learning yourself. I believe that the first step to self-love is self-awareness. Louis C.K puts it best “Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important”. The reason some people try desperately to clone others in a bid to have a sense of identity is simply because they are yet to learn themselves. In learning yourself, you come to see those features and attributes that make you not just different but distinct and irreplaceable. Nobody is indispensable but everybody is irreplaceable. We all unique and that’s what makes us truly beautiful and irreplaceable. To be irreplaceable, you have to be different and be okay being different.
Find yourself and lace everything you do with a touch of your uniqueness. We all carry a distinct image of our creator, therefore no one is inferior or superior to the other. Understand that life is not a competition, you can only be the best of you. Low self-esteem and low self-worth is a product of ignorance
Ignorance of the greatness within you
Ignorance of the tremendous untapped potentials within you
Ignorance of the hero within you eagerly waiting to be seen
Ignorance of mighty giant within you begging to be awakened
Ignorance of your uniqueness
It’s sad how this ignorance has caused many to live and die mediocre. This ignorance has caused so many to cling to the notion that they can only be relevant if they were someone else. The truth however is that nobody can survive for long in someone else’s shadow. You shine brightest when you are being you. That spotlight is all yours, peculiar and unique to you because you are in your spot. In order not to become another ‘has been’, learn you and live you. Let whatever you do be an extension of you. Let it carry the imprint of your uniqueness. No line of work, profession or occupation is new. The only new thing there is YOU. So do it your way and your style and it will be like it has never been done before
Take time to court yourself (yes I said that! Court yourself). Study yourself. Find out the things you are passionate about, your likes and dislikes, the things you love doing and above all, how you love to do them. Start seeing yourself through the eyes of your creator by studying his opinions about you through studying the bible and spending time with him in prayer.
Start living you because you are someone’s hero…