By: Lea Ware, Guest Blogger
As I sit here, starring at a blank sheet of paper, I reflect on what the word “Self Confidence” really means. To some, it refers to an individual’s clothes, the shape of her body, or whether or not she’s in a relationship.
From what we learn and see in today’s society, we feel we are not pretty enough due to not being a size two or not having the self-confidence to go out of the house without wearing makeup. Our experiences or childhood may also have an impact on why people believe they are not beautiful or self-confident in their own skin.
Now as you continue to read this, I would like to tell each and every one of you that no matter who you are, what size you are, you are all beautiful just the way you are! We as individuals should learn to be happy with who we are! Everyone is beautiful and self-confident in their own unique way. From what I have been told, my eyes, smile, and my optimism are truly what makes me beautiful. They define who I am as a person. Finding that spark or key feature that you like about yourself defines who you are which in turn makes you feel beautiful and self-confident.
I believe beauty and self-confidence go hand in hand because as they say, “beauty is what you feel about yourself, not what you see in the mirror.” There are so many factors that relate to this but beauty is all around us and many individuals do not see or realize that each and every person is beautiful.
People feel that we are not good enough because we have all grown up with media and have been taught that having a small body size and wearing a ton of makeup is what makes a person beautiful and confident. But what we don’t realize is that celebrities and others in the media are photoshopped. They have flaws and imperfections and are sometimes not confident in themselves. It is normal because we are all humans, and we have that weakness to judge ourselves and others. We must overcome that weakness and try to find the good that we have. Whether it’s the person’s smile, laugh, eye color, hair, personality, kind heart, bravery in fighting for cancer, or a good deed they did—these things show the world what self- confidence and beauty is all about.
We must love ourselves because there is only one you. Showing the world who you truly are and what you are truly made of will make a difference, in not only the people around you but in yourself as well. Love yourself for who you are because in my eyes we are all beautiful no matter what people say. You must listen to your heart and go after anything you want to. Having confidence and pride in yourself will make you feel like you are the happiest person in the world. Nothing will make you more beautiful than the belief that you are beautiful the way you are.
Where does YOUR self-confidence come from? How do you express your beautyFULL? Tell us here and help inspire others!
Lea also known as MissGlitterFreak, is a Canadian with a BBA in Management and specialized in leadership. In her spare time she has managed to become an author, a youtuber and a role model for girls around the world. Her ultimate goal in life is to make a difference and is so honored to be a part of “IATG” community and to share her voice.
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