Dear future self,
Don't believe me? You might need to note this down, here’s what makes you so amazing! In an inflexible world so committed to moving you to second place, you always listen to your heart and refuse to accept anything other than the best. You have that fire in you, let it blaze gloriously. In the darkness, it has been your guiding light. For all your newer dreams, just dare to follow your heart and trust it will always steer you right like it always has.
You dare to be different! Over the years, you will undoubtedly encounter people who try to fit you in a role they deem appropriate and define your purpose. They might be neighbors, relatives, best friends, colleagues or even your significant other. Listen to what they have to say. Then do what you know is right. Don’t let the tides of opinions wash away your individuality.
The only person you owe anything to, is yourself. And the only one thing you owe is to become the best version of yourself. Learn from your mistakes, reflect on your choices. Grow. Grow stronger, wiser, smarter and kinder. Each day belongs to you when you dare to be your best self.
Dare to be candid, honest and true to those around you and, most importantly, to yourself. Make yourself heard, express your matter how controversial, and don’t change your convictions for anyone or anything. There isn’t another you anywhere else.
Dare to trust yourself to make the right decision. You will face challenges every day. Don’t ignore your instincts, those voices in your tell you what to do when you’re in doubt. That is your experience and determination talking to you. They will help you ascend from the lowest depths to the greatest heights.
You don’t always have to fight the big fight, but you don’t have to take everything lying down. Find your boundaries, make sure they are visible. Stand up for yourself with dignity and courage. When the world tells you to move, hold your ground. It’s when you dare to be brave that you are at your strongest.
You have all the tools you need. Your imagination knows no bounds and your determination bows under no challenge. I want you to remember that you should dare to be yourself, all the time, every time.
After all, who knows you better than me?
Just dare to be!