Impress No One, but Yourself

I have always loved the quote, โ€œ๐“๐จ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ง’๐ญ ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐, ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ, ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐žโ€ (Will Rogers). I am a person that beats to my own little drum. Sometimes it has caused me a lot of grief to be different and to ignore the opinion of others. Trying to be something I am not seems like so much extra work๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

For me Iโ€™m going to wear, do, eat and visit based on how it effects my own happiness. I donโ€™t worry with someone elseโ€™s opinions when it comes to making these decisions. I donโ€™t understand wanting to impress other people in this way and I highly discourage it. Being different isnโ€™t easy and some people may judge you for being you. Let them! This is their own insecurities and has nothing to do with you๐ŸŽญ

Why worry about impressing other people or doing things you donโ€™t like because you want to fit in? In the end changing who you are will make you miserable because you are suppressing your own desires, wants and likes. If colors makes you happy and everyone is wearing black donโ€™t be afraid to be different and dress like a rainbow. If others around you choose to support certain social or political causes and they donโ€™t resonate with you then donโ€™t be bullied into changing your beliefs. If you enjoy reading and books arenโ€™t cool among your friends keep reading anyway ๐Ÿ“š

There are many examples of conforming and there is no need to alter yourself just to gain fake friends/followers or to be accepted. The things that make you unique also, make you stand out. In my own life Iโ€™ve had people actually make fun of me and then turn around and copy the exact thing I was being picked at over. Strive to ignore others and only be in competition with yourself๐Ÿฅ‡

There are more people who choose to be followers because they are too scared to be a leader. We need more strong leaders in this world. People that arenโ€™t afraid to be themselves, to make a stand and to shine. You might be surprised how many people see you as a leader and are waiting for you to make your stand. In a flock of pigeons donโ€™t be afraid to be the flamingo ๐Ÿฆฉ

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