So often we let ourselves become altered by what others have to say about us.  I know this is a very complicated task to deal with on a daily basis, but it is something that you should never accept as being a factor that lessens your confidence.  You are who you are for your own unique purpose.  If you were born to live by the beliefs of others, then you would have been born with those people attached to your hip, just like a fanny pack, lol.  You were granted your mind, and real self-expression to show the world that  you are truly made up of real substance and character.

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. (David Brinkley)

For so many years I have lived by the means of satisfying others and through out this journey I failed to satisfy the most important person, myself.  It is time to live life as you make it and control your destiny to be fulfilled as you want it to be.  Reward yourself with journeys of achievement, take endeavors that allow you to feel in control no matter big or small.  Cheating yourself from expressing the brilliant ideas that you have to offer is such a selfish attempt to create an incomplete life.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. (African Proverb)

Why be an enemy to yourself?  As it is you who are to be one with your mind, body and soul.  If you cannot demand from yourself expectations that you are capable of attaining, then your existence is pre-determined to be contently filled of limited accomplishments that serve very basic purposes.  You must believe in yourself, faith in one’s self grants courage to take on challenges that can alter one’s being.  Everyone has fears, but it is how you challenge them and conquer any self doubt that remains a winning factor of life.

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.(Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)

Rebel against the so-called “cant do’s” in your life and live by the “can do’s”, for it is the only way to remain victorious in the fight to stay the king or queen of your domain.  There are so many things that we fight for in life, your goals and dreams should continue to be top in ranking.  Challenge yourself to live, love and learn to be you.  Don’t lower yourself to expectations of others, but instead strive to reach your own.