Girls tend to doubt about their prowess – sometimes because of other people’s reckoning or simply because of their lack of self-confidence. But hey girl, yes you who is currently reading this article. No matter what you are going through right now, always, ALWAYS, be reminded of how lovely you are. You shouldn’t take yourself for granted, okay?
Here we have 10 statements from different glorious women that would surely instill in you your worth and how you shouldn’t forget to love yourself. Read and share to other ladies you know!
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
Being fearless is one of the most admirable characteristics of any women. Living in this Modern Age wherein gender discrimination still exists, being yourself is a huge challenge. But do remember that it is better to show who you really are than conform to society’s idea of beauty, because sooner or later you’ll be drained from it.
Every one is unique and special in their own way – you included. Your flaws and quirkiness make you stand out from others; embrace it and use it to your advantage. Insecurities and self-doubt do happen, but always remember that there is nobody else like you in this world – you are strong, capable, and beautiful, and don’t believe others when they say you’re not.
“I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside!”
We girls tend to compare ourselves to others in terms of everything! Body, face, clothes, friends, school, work; the list could go on for hours. But did you ever try to assess yourself and list down all the attributes you have – material or non-material – because if not, I’m highly suggesting that you do. In this way, maybe you can be enlightened on how empowered you are, just like the others.
You may not be capable to buy all the luxurious things you want but what truly matters in this world is how you have loved, laughed, and lived! Your impact to other people’s lives reflect who you are inside. You focus on that and not on the physical things and you will be shocked on how fulfilling the feeling would be!
“I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.”
Nobody is perfect. Cliche as it may sound but it is undeniably true. Everyone has their own weaknesses and flaws and if you make yourself believe that they don’t, especially the celebrities and royalties, you are wrong. The key is not to make yourself upset and down just because you don’t have the perfect body, perfect skin, or branded clothes – you have to accept and be contented of who you are.
Your flaws are definitely not your weaknesses and they do not define who you are. These are just reminders that you are vulnerable and you have to take care and love yourself fiercely and unconditionally. The idea of being perfect is boring, because that means you are stuck on who you are, you are living an unrealistic truth. Being perfectly imperfect, that’s the reality and you can slay it by being confident and welcoming to changes!
“If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”
People will judge, belittle, and degrade you but you cannot be faltered. Yes, it will hurt like hell, you probably just want to hide in a hole for weeks and not talk to anyone but hey fighter, you are better than that! Do not give them the satisfaction of seeing you cry and stumble because YOU are unbreakable.
Despite the struggles you are going through, the harsh words they have told you, and the anxiety you have felt – stand up and redeem yourself. Show the world, show those people, and better – show yourself what you are really capable of. Strive and continue to shock everyone of your extreme talent and power and in no time, those people will be below you and their names won’t even be remembered.
“Young women, don’t worry so much about your weight. What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”
Physical appearance is a big deal for women because that’s what the society makes us believe. How about the resilience, talent, kindness, patience, resourcefulness and other positive characteristics that women exude? Why aren’t they highlighted instead of getting that thigh gap and glassy skin? This is where self-esteem issues began.
You, young woman, is a wonderful human being. You can fix your own car, you can build your own furniture, you can look good in just a few minutes, you can juggle around a lot of responsibilities and remain composed – these and other small things are what you should be focusing about. Those are your strengths that often go unnoticed to the public eye. While being physically fit is important to your health, but being just physically appealing to others, that’s not the way to live your life. Do things differently, act carefree, love freely!
“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
The way you see yourself may not be what others see but it is the most important perspective you can have. Being comfortable in your own skin, owning your unique beauty, and liberating yourself from the standards of society will break your insecurities. This will transform you to become one of the most compelling and assertive lady in this world.
Your beauty may not be the beauty others find so attractive and worthy to be praised but doesn’t make you less beautiful. Remember, we see and interpret things differently and their opinion shouldn’t even matter much because you are living your own life and they have their own to deal with. So as long as you’re happy, continue what you’re doing and you will radiate that allure you have!
“I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.”
Self-love is the most reward you could give to yourself. Living in this world filled of hatred and prejudice, you owe yourself some appreciation! You are still alive and kicking despite all these situations and people which make you feel depressed. You earn yourself a kind pat in the back and a bottle of your favorite drink! If you can’t learn how to admire yourself then don’t rely on others to do that for you.
Improving oneself is a constant drive every human has and it is perfectly normal. But changing because you want to look like her or because you want that guy to like you is wrong! Value yourself highly by changing not because you want to please others but because you want to be stronger and fiercer than you were before. Aja!
“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful—from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box… think outside of the box… pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”
Tyra has said it all! Read what she said and embody it. You shouldn’t limit yourself to the box the society has for us women. Break that image and be the trend-setter. Do not let them tell you you’re not beautiful and if they do, give them a mirror, and let them say it to their own reflection. Know your worth, know your strength, and you will definitely know that you are amazing.
No matter your size, your color, your clothes, your personality is – you are breathtakingly beautiful. Those people who see you as that are what matters and those who don’t, let them be. What’s important is that you are surrounded by positivity and support system, not just from those people who believe in you, but most importantly, from within you.
“I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me. I feel proud if young girls look up to me and say, ‘I’m curvy, and I’m proud of it now.'”
Being curvy is actually the new version of being sexy, nowadays. The unrealistic body models acquire in magazines and fashion shows? They are paid to do that. You are not getting paid to be an another version of yourself so stay true and embrace your individuality. Having meat in your bones, being heavier than usual, and even having a bigger size than your friends is okay.
Don’t force yourself to be petite when your bone structure is not possible for that. Don’t dream of having that porcelain skin when you have beautiful brown skin that shows diversity amongst people. Don’t allow yourself to feel bad because you don’t look like everyone else. Celebrate your femininity by showing that you are comfortable in your own body and you can rock it, even way better than those models can!
“We are so overly critical of ourselves — with the obsession with perfection, trying to reach a goal that’s unrealistic. We should take care of what we have and not take it for granted, because it’s our one body. All bodies are beautiful; let’s face it.”
Remember Jennifer’s words of wisdom, ladies! Do not be too critical of yourselves because it could definitely kill you – mentally and physically. Treat your body as your temple and shower it with love, care, and understanding. This one body is what you have and if you cannot embrace it fully then you will have a hard time.
No matter what your body mass, size, and appearance might be, you are still magnificent. You are a warrior, a fearsome one. You are invincible because this body of yours are capable of giving life to another human being. See how wonderful that is? So do not take that body of yours for granted because it deserves to be respected and admired.