When you are young, it seems that you have a combination of shyness and a thirst for motivation that makes you look for it in everywhere you can find it. It doesn’t really matter how difficult your life really is, it can be a low grade in school or to wait for a defining moment in life… Motivation can come from anyplace… In my case, it came from Music, Although I didn’t understand the lyrics that deeply back then, but the song “Englishman in New York” had a very special effect in me.
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society… At night a candle’s brighter than the sun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can… A gentleman will walk but never run
So when you’re young is when the most you feel a little helpless when it comes to the social circle, you get upset when you get ignored or bullied or then when you start questioning life and existence for maybe the first time.
Over the years after, you grow up and your character and personality become more mature but that doesn’t mean that they become immune to what others think of you or treat you but somehow, you become more resilient to their words, to their behavior and finally to their opinion.
This week’s tip is backdated to your childhood, when you thought of yourself that it was you, YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE PROBLEM, while there weren’t any problems at all. Be yourself no matter what they say!
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile. Be yourself no matter what they say
~Englishman in New York | Sting
Have you had trust issues? did you get disappointed from a close friend? did you treat someone in a way that made you regret it afterwards?
All you need to do is remember that you’ve done was you’ve done because you’re YOU… and if things had to be done all over again… You’d do the same things and accept getting the same results… because what you’ve done, the way you acted was a simple declaration of your values and an aspiration to who you wanted to be.
Enjoy your Week!
Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.
The Monday Tip Weekly blog is part of the “Influencing the Life of Others” project
2 thoughts on “Be yourself no matter what they say”
Reminds me of Martha Beck’s work and direction re: following your own “north star.” Hard to do when you’re young and many of us didn’t even know we had one!
Indeed! Thank you for your comment