This is going to be a 10. Part series, each topic will be with the acronym – B.E.A.U.T.Y. Today, we’ll be looking together at Boldy Embrace All Unique Traits of Yourself.
As human beings, we are all unique, with our own set of talents, strengths, and weaknesses. However, society often encourages us to conform to certain standards and expectations, which can make us feel like we need to suppress our true selves to fit in. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, and a lack of self-confidence. But what if we were to boldly embrace all our unique traits without fear of judgment or criticism?
- Accept yourself: The first step in embracing your unique traits is to accept yourself for who you are. Recognize that you are worthy and deserving of love and respect, regardless of your differences. Accepting yourself is easy to say, but to make it a practice, requires going outside of yourself and having a belief in a power greater than you. Personally, I refer to the creator of the world – God, who is supreme in intelligence and created all of us uniquely to be perfectly suited for our purpose. To not accept myself is to insult God’s intelligence.
- Celebrate your strengths: Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths. Celebrate the things that make you unique and special, and use them to your advantage. Many people are so busy looking at what others are doing well and comparing themselves that they miss out on their unique gifts and strengths. Don’t’ struggle to become good at what you don’t have the acumen for, rather invest your energy in becoming great at what you are already good at.
- Embrace your flaws: Nobody is perfect, and that’s okay. Embrace your flaws and imperfections, and see them as opportunities for growth and self-improvement. Be vulnerable enough to call out your own shortcomings. We can’t improve what we don’t know needs improvement.
- Ignore the naysayers: There will always be people who don’t understand or appreciate your unique traits. Ignore them and surround yourself with people who support and encourage you. Some people are energizing you, and some are de-energizing you. If you are going to please everybody, you will first have to lose yourself completely and live for nothing. Imagine how nice ice cream is, yet it can’t please everyone. Die to the voice of naysayers. Everything that has ever been done in this life was first declared impossible by someone. All forward movement in life is because someone decided to be unreasonable. Plug your ears to those who have established the trend of not seeing anything good in what you know how to do.