Okay listen up Lovers, YOU MATTER!
I recently heard that powerful statement by the brilliant Iyanla Vanzant, and it’s echoed within me ever sense. Each one of us matters, we have arrived on this planet for a reason and we are here to fulfill our greater purpose. It’s SO easy to get lost in our own noise, but take a step back, breathe, and remind yourself this bit of wisdom.
Embrace your story. In life we all are going to face roadblocks and sometimes even fail miserably, but this doesn’t mean you are any less than anyone around you. You are perfect as you are. The quickest way to feeling inadequate is when we begin to compare ourselves. Trust me, I am guilty of this, but it’s important to try and work to stop this. In my experience, it’s the quickest way to feeling personal failure and awakening that inner self-doubt within me.
We all have such unique talents that help this world flourish. Instead of wanting to be the next Oprah Winfrey, remind yourself you are the next YOU. No one can do it better. No matter the path you are on, what happens next lies in your hand. The fate of tomorrow is in your control. This very moment is an opportunity to steer your life in any direction you choose. As you head down this path, keep that Iyanla statement within you. When times are tough remind yourself, you matter.
Let go of picking out your imperfections; let go of this negativity that you may be exuding. The reason you are feeling this way is because you are feeling outside pressure from the world around you. Embrace your flaws and OWN the exact person you are. In fact, I truly believe when we embrace our authentic selves, we will go much further in life.
When we step into the shoes of the person we truly are and embrace our inner weirdness, we will attract the exact world we believe in. Not everyone will love the person you are and that is okay! In life I have learned you will never, ever be able to impress everyone, but I would rather be happy with who I am than mold into someone I am not. As RiRi says, Shine Bright Like A Diamond!
“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.” ~ Andy Warhol
Love & Light,
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Joey Parker is editor-in-chief of The Joey Parker Movement and contributing writer for MTV Act. He is passionate about ending human trafficking & creating a brighter future.