What a loaded question, right?
How many times a day do you hear someone else or even yourself asking that question?
It’s grown to be one of my least favorite questions.
In fact, I downright hate it.
What’s wrong with you?
Something’s wrong with society for making you feel like something is wrong with you for just being different from the status quo.
The status quo actually specifically refers to such a small percentage of people. So many of us are faking it and only trying to be like everyone else.
Some people are really, really good at blending in. Others aren’t.
Despite years of feeling otherwise, I’m finally really glad I don’t blend in. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that what makes me different is what makes me unique and special and an asset.
There is not a single person in this whole universe who is exactly like you. No one. Not anyone.
Hello?! That’s amazing.
Please don’t lose your chance to shine for the very reason you’re here on this planet. Don’t let others dictate what you should or shouldn’t do, have, say, listen to, wear, etc.
One lesson I’ve been working on lately is being more assertive. Even though it’s only been a few days, to be open and honest, I’ve experienced a big internal shift.
Being more assertive at work has already spilled into other areas of my life. I’m slowly becoming more sure of myself and what I do and don’t like or want.
Oh yeah, by the way, I finally found a new full-time job! I’m super stoked about it. I’m a few weeks in so far, and while it’s been a little overwhelming with information overload, I’m so happy and excited to be in an environment where I feel heard but also challenged.
Anyway, I want to encourage you all to be assertive in your life, whether it’s at work, in your personal life or both. You may be surprised by the results.
Please please please know there’s nothing wrong with you. You are exactly why you’re supposed to be, insecurities and “flaws” included.
There is not now nor was there ever anything wrong with you. As cheesy as it is, everything is right with you. Now go out there and embrace it!