Being your true self in this world of norms is difficult. However, you must realize that living a pretentious life is not worth the freedom you will get if you just be authentic.
We live in a world where we are raised to perceive a particular type of beauty, an ideal way of things, and how it should be. But that should end today. We should be able to break out of the box that hinders us from being our true selves. Let society know you don’t live on their social standards.
Despite the unbreakable force of these norms, you must be stronger and bolder and allow yourself to shine through!
Embrace your uniqueness and ignore what others may think of you. Live a life with no regrets! It is your life, so only you should have a say on it.
You are who you are, and I am who I am.
Be YOU, follow your dreams, and be a cup that overflows with love, success, and self-acceptance!
Here are 25 Motivational Quotes that will guide you to be who you are and inspire you to become a person of exceptional success:
“I am who I am, not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole
Be your authentic self and embrace your truth. Do not be ashamed of your identity because how are you going to be successful if you limit your expression and cover the real you?
“If I lost myself last year, I’m not losing myself this year.” – T.T
Don’t worry if you lost yourself in the process; the most crucial part of your journey is when you learn to recover and be the best version you can be.
“I’ve found out that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.” – Epiphany
Being honest goes a long way. Be honest and sincere to yourself. Be sure of the things you acquire in life because sometimes there is no turning back.
“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Anonymous
If you need all the time in the world for you to be you again, then take it! Don’t get lost in a sea of confusion, peer pressure, and expectations. Be you and only do you.
“I am who I am today for the choices I made yesterday.” – Anonymous
Whoever you are today is based on the decisions you made yesterday. Be proud of who you are; other people are not lucky enough to reach what you have achieved.
“I am the architect of my life. I build my own foundation, and I choose my own bricks.” – Anonymous
Only you have the power to change your life! Set a high standard for yourself and only let quality things and people enter your life. Be choosy about the people and things in your life, which are usually the basis that defines who you are.
“I know where I’m going, and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali
Do not let other people control your life. Make your own decisions and live your life according to what you want. Be independent and take control!
Life is too short to be living on other people’s expectations and instructions. Follow your heart and create your path.
“Who are you? Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies? Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them? I have. I am fucking crazy. But I am free.” ― Lana Del Rey
People will try to dictate your every move, but you must be able to be the driver and not a passenger to your own future. Take risks and chase your dreams! It’s your life!
“All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted was my art and the chance to be the creator of my own world, my own reality. I wanted the open road and new beginnings every day.” ― Charlotte Eriksson
Never live a day in your life under regret and despair. Do not be ashamed of who you are. Instead, be proud and be an inspiration to others. Many people struggle to break out of their shell. Don’t be one of them.
“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” – Anonymous
Never let your circumstance define your tomorrow. Let your hardship push you through your limits and achieve your goals in life. Let every ache be your motivation towards a happy and better life.
“If ever I tell you about my past, it’s never because I want you to feel sorry for me, but so you can understand why I am who I am.” – Anonymous
Let people understand what your past is and who you truly are. Allow love to get inside you, for without love, success would be lonely. Plus, a celebration won’t be as merry without the ones you love.
“I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something is one of the first steps.” – Michelle K.
Know your worth! Do not let other people undervalue you and underestimate your capabilities. Learn how to walk away from people who cannot see your worth. Love yourself first!
“I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.” – John Nicholson
Be your genuine self. Do not mold yourself into other people’s perception of how it should be. Your life is yours. Never apologize for what you want!
“I’d rather be hated for who I am rather than be loved for who I am not.” – Kurt Cobain
Do not let society’s norms shut down your self-expression and your identity. Embrace your uniqueness and let it shine for the world to see. Be weird, be an artist, be a singer, whatever it is, do the things that will make you happy at the end of the day.
“I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I’ve done, and loved myself for who I’ve become.” – Anonymous
Be proud of your past! Be confident in your own skin. By doing so, you illuminate positivity and spark change towards your community. Dress however and as whomever you aspire to be. Let your inner self come out of the shadows.
“Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am and who I wanna be.” – Avril Lavigne
Do not let other people’s opinions restrict your every move. Do what you want and let no one stop you from doing so. A happy life is priceless!
“Make no mistake between my personality and attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are.” – Anonymous
Be a person of integrity. Be truthful and kind. Life won’t be easy on you, but at least give yourself some credit by showing your true colors. Do not live a pretentious life, for it will only destroy your credibility and how people see and treat you.
“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.” – Wayne Dyer
If you made a mistake, compose yourself and try to be better the next time around. Don’t get stuck in your old ways! Be a better person whenever you have the chance to be one.
“I truly believe that every single person has to go through something that absolutely destroys them so they can figure out who they really are.” – Anonymous
Your struggles will clear the path for you to see your reflection in the mirror fully. Let your efforts smooth your character and humble you to become not only a successful person but an admirable human being.
“Energy is contagious, positive, and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space,” – Alex Elle
No matter what you do, do it with love and quality. Every footprint you leave will be followed by someone else. Make sure that every step you take will not only lead you to the top but will enable others to succeed as well.
“If you don’t see your worth, you’ll always choose people who don’t see it either.” – Anonymous
Self-worth is essential if you want a happy life. Do not settle for something that is okay; go for excellence and stay true to yourself. Follow your aspirations in your purest form.
“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what people think. Do what you have to do for you.” – Johnny Depp
If it means you have to let go of people in order to better yourself, then do it! Whether it is your family or a close friend, if they only bring chaos and stress in your life, then it is time to walk away and choose you. Always choose yourself first.
“I am learning to love who I am, where I am, as I am.” – MHN
Accept who you are. Live in the moment. Your time in this world is limited, so you must live it the way you want.
“I am who I am, an’ I’m not ashamed.” – Robeous Hagrid
Be proud of who you have become. Disregard other people’s opinion. As long as you are true, then keep going!
“Sometimes, I am an angel, some I am a devil, sometimes you will hate me, and sometimes you will love me, but I am who I am, and no one can change that.” – Anonymous
Do not change yourself because people want you to. Change yourself because you want to be better! Change yourself for you.
Shout it to the world!
I am who I am!
Never let people or your hardship turn off the fire burning inside you! Be a warrior and conquer your fears. It is better to be original than to be fake and ordinary. Stand out and come through.
Life is all about attaining your goals and remaining truthful to yourself and others. So if you want to be successful, you should stop pretending and start living your truth! Be free from expectations and social norms! Love yourself for what and who you are. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what is beauty if you don’t see it in yourself?
One day, you will find yourself on your deathbed. By that time, would you want to look back at the things you should have done and forever wonder on “what if”?
A happy and successful life only belongs to those who are honest and who work hard for it. Some people do work hard but are dishonest, and this usually prohibits them from going further in life.
Live a life without limits; live a life without regrets!