What does it mean to understand one’s self? I have wasted so much time during my 20 short years chasing myself while not realizing I had to find it within. It is easier (for me at least) to pretend to have it all together. Perfection-something no one should strive for because we are not. So if I’m not reaching for perfection, what are goals and how do I become the best possible me? Think about it. What is self? It’s “a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others.” I have defined it by 4 simple, life-changing words.
is responsibility. It is the role you have in changing someone’s life. You are a role model and have made footprints down a path for someone else to follow. Just make sure you are leading them the right way.
is honestly and commitment. It means valuing differences and accepting permanence or welcoming changes. It is undying and eternal. It requires truth and loyalty – something everyone should work on when looking in the mirror or at your best friend.
is knowing where you are in life and accepting it. It is the absence of pain in a loss, or the satisfaction from a win. It means understanding the outcome without letting it affect the future. It is loving your self for who you are without letting regret, hatred, guilt, or jealousy get in the way. Life can be unsettling and unexpected but what purpose would it have if we always settled or could see into the future? Trying times are overcome by moments of joy and renewed faith. Stay young at heart, wise, and healthy. Be you. Be your SELF.