Be Yourself (SP's Healthy Reflections email)
Saturday, December 03, 2011
From SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections email:
"To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
- EE Cummings, poet
Becoming the person you want to be
Take a look at your priorities and your goals. Where did they come from? Are they the products of soul-searching, self-analysis, and careful planning? Or are they a reaction to pressures from other people? Did you find them within yourself or within the pages of a magazine? The answers to these questions are important because they tell you if the person you're becoming is someone you want to be. Here's another way to look at a goal: do you want it, or do you just think you should want it? It's not easy to follow your own direction in life. But it's more possible than you may think. Question everything. Every priority in your life needs to justify why it's there. If you can't come up with a good reason that actually comes from YOU, maybe it doesn't belong.
I love this quote. It gives me courage....but I truly think I'm already persuing this. For the first time in a very long time, I feel like I'm exactly where I need to be. Yes, there's a place that I am to move/change to, but this is the right place for this moment.
To you, I hope this inspires and encourages you. Don't be afraid of being yourself because you're pretty special.
It's my hope and prayer that the One that made this Jesus girl will continue to build me to that place, always reminding me that He is by my side every step of the way. Thanks be to Him for bringing me back to this place.