“To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be.”
From fictional characters like Superman to political patrons like Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, everyone aspires to be something greater than what society has embedded. They wanted to inspire people by proving the rest wrong only to create a new ideology. To make it simple, they were different. That’s what is meant by this piece. Only with change within can one inspire another.
It sounds so simple right? When your parents wanted you to aspire to be like them, no matter how different you were or are from them. Or when your religion speaks to you to be good all the time, when there is temptation around us daily. Deep inside your soul, you’re waiting to cut loose. These scenarios will provoke you while your subconscious wants to protect you from trying anything new.
There are two parts of this motion that we should be aware of and here’s the first one:
By that I mean listen to your heart and find out who you want to become. Let me make myself clear here. Society tells you what you’re supposed to be not who you should be. And that answer lies within.
To inspire, one must aspire to make a change.
By consciously choosing who you dream to become, you will create the cycle that attracts the avenues required that will result in the fruit you desire and need. However, the first step is the hardest.
Others knowingly protest the ones who are different just so they can stay in their comfort zone. To make things worse, this doesn’t necessarily have to be an external struggle but an internal one. We must be aware that no matter whomever stands in our way, the path is ours and we are the ones who get to chose it. To be different and to inspire one must never go back on his word and push forward in spite of the obstacles because he aspires to do so. Again, only when you listen to your heart you can find out who you want to be!
Here is the second segment:
Others will protest our uniqueness, our individuality
The more personal ones are to be feared. When those closest to your heart protest, diplomacy helps. There need not be conflict to resolve an argument but a subtle and humble approach is needed. We must be truthful yet subtle and diplomatic.
To some, It truly is scary knowing that change can lead to inspiration. Mother Theresa continued helping the poor even when she was spat on once. She wiped it off and replied, “If you’re done, I need to get back to service”. Mahatma Gandhi went to the extent that he didn’t want to wear clothes weaved by the British, so he weaved his own clothes.
We do not have to rebel to be different. We just need to be honest, redefine the rules, continue to be innovative, create the box(not think within it) and never go back on our word. Remember, “To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be.”
Be Well my Lovelies!
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