A little mid-week (or shall I say, hump day) motivation…
“You will always too be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for your mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.”
– Danielle Laporte
Seriously, how spot on is this quote?
It happens much too often that people want to “conform” to the norm. (yes, that unintentionally rhymed) What is the “norm” anyway? Are any of us actually normal? (no, because normal is painfully boring.)
Always be yourself, unless you can be a majestic mermaid, then of course always be a mermaid.
No, but really – I think it’s the biggest cop out in the world to change who you are for another person, (for the wrong reasons.) If someone doesn’t like you, screw them – that’s their loss.
Be you, (whether people like it or not) embrace what makes you different and appreciate your unique qualities. Don’t adapt to that silly little thing we call “the norm.”
Lastly, don’t sweat the petty bullshit, because I’m almost positive it’s literally impossible to please everyone (or really anyone for that matter), so there’s no point in trying.
After all, “no one truly interesting is universally liked.”
Repeat after me – I am who I am & your approval is not needed (nor relevant.)
Don’t lose your edge.
Love your badass.