Uniquely You

Throughout our lives, we are often faced with difficult situations. In these situations, we have the potential to feel isolated, to feel lonely. This is, in my opinion, one of the worst feelings to have, especially considering how many people there are on the planet. The common response to these feelings of isolation is to seek the help of a role model. A role model is an individual whom we admire. A role model has the potential to help us through tricky situations, therefore meaning that he or she is a highly appreciated individual. More often than not, we want to be more like our role model. Though this normally tends to be fine, sometimes it is not because we lose our sense of self. In our search to be more like someone else, we forget what makes us who we are. I would, therefore, stress the importance of being yourself and accepting who you really are. This is quite tricky to do considering the competitive nature of the world; however, it will be wholly beneficial. Let us, hence, explore the importance of accepting who you are and how this can help you throughout your life.

I believe that accepting yourself will enable you to move closer to success. By accepting yourself, you are essentially saying that you are happy with the characteristics that you possess (some of which will be unique to you). This will enable you to focus wholly on your work as you no longer are worried about being like someone else. By being wholly focused, you are increasing your chances of future success. What is more, you are giving yourself the best opportunity to access new avenues which can bring further success. In essence, all of this is achievable, but only if you accept who you are.

Moreover, I would argue that by accepting yourself, you are more likely to feel happy. When you accept who you are, the worries and doubts that you previously had tend to subside. Your mind becomes clearer and your attitude becomes more positive. In essence, you become a happier and more confident individual simply because you have accepted Yourself.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the benefits of accepting your true self. By realising the importance of accepting yourself, you give yourself the best possible chance of living a better life. Of course, you should always aspire to be better, but do not let this drag you away from who you truly are. Stay true to yourself - this is the best way to live!

Pamela Adeyeba