Look Into the Mirror and Away From the Crowd

(Photo credit: Google images.)

(Photo credit: Google images.)

From childhood you will often be accosted with the expression “be yourself.” It is heard so much that it has largely become cliché. Yet, do not turn your backs on this phrase. It was breed in truth and gained so much popularity as it has been seen as the guiding light on the journey to living well.

In an effort to reach your full potential you must be cognizant of who you are. Only when that happens will your work pour out of you. Belief in yourself fills one with self-confidence, self-reliability, and self-sufficiency.

It is sometime difficult to see yourself as different or an outcast, but in many instances it is best for you.

Author of Words from a Wanderer Alexandra Elle once said:

“If you are unsure of who you are you will easily get lost in others. You will stay within the shadows of them and explore who you can never be…

Avoid drowning into the depths of another human’s desires. The last thing you should settle for is losing your true self in the idea of being someone that you’re not.”

This quote and Elle’s book is set inspire those who wander. We mostly know someone who wanders to be lost, however some are wanders are not lost. These wanderers are still finding their way. Only when you move away from the trails pointed out to you and you create a path of your own will you stop wandering.

Whether it is because of love, insecurity, ambition, or admiration, vow to no longer mask yourself with the hopes and dreams of others. Instead of just “fitting in” stand out, stand up, and be aware of what would truly make you happy.

Knowing you allows you to be firm in who you are and address all criticism sensibly or ignore them completely without giving them a second thought.

If you know who you are you can spend more time building your dreams, instead of chocking on the dreams of others that are fed to you.

The road to you is in you. Look into the mirror and away from the crowd; only there will you find the hopes, joys, and happiness of your life.

You are the lite in your life, don’t let yourself extinguish under the shadowed guise of a false identity.

This post was written by Reginald Calhoun. He is a junior Mass Media Arts major at Clark Atlanta University. Follow him on Twitter @IRMarsean and on Instagram @Les_geaux_jawn.