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Comparison is the thief of Joy,You are You!!!

In this fast world we are living in, where everyone is busy trying to level up and meet the standard, What are you doing in the process? I always wonder what the “standard” is? Is it getting a high paying job? And you leave work every day wishing you were never there? Is it driving an expensive car which when you pay for fuel your wallet screams in pain? Is it having a cute boyfriend/girlfriend whom you’re going to post on social media or Is it having the perfect body shape? Wait for moment maybe it is having makeup/ beard that is on fleek? And at the end of the day forget who you are? By whose standards are you measuring yourself against because social standards change every now and again.

In the process of leveling up don’t forget that you’re enough. Someone else’s opinion of you should never obscure the way you see yourself. You have more than enough resources within you to unleash the best version of yourself. Simply because people say you’re not pretty enough, rich enough, experienced or learned enough doesn’t mean you’re not enough. That is how they see you, if you see yourself differently you will rise above all negativity. Don’t kill yourself trying to be enough for people who do not value you at all.

How many times do you feel like you don’t measure up? You feel like you don’t fit in? And you tell yourself you will never be enough? Who said you had you had to be enough to fit in anyway? And why would you want to fit in when you’re exclusively different?  By the way, what does it mean to “be enough”?

If you’re pursuing to be enough for people, I’m sorry to say this “you will never be.” This is because if you are not enough for yourself how can you possibly be enough for anyone else?. It is important as an individual especially the young to be able to know your self-worth and to love yourself enough, respect yourself enough, believe in yourself enough, trust in your abilities enough. If you know you’re enough no one can convince you otherwise.

Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect. How you love, treat, respect yourself is how you teach others to love, treat and respect you.

To end with a quote by Rob Hill Sr “Always remember to love yourself enough not to sell yourself short with good enough”.

The writer Miss Liliosa Tatenda Chiurawa is a level 4 Forensic Science student at the University of Zimbabwe and an aspiring leadership coach. She shares strong interest in raising awareness on issues that affect society. She can be contacted on liliosatatenda@gmail.com

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