7 Motivational Quotes That’ll Keep You Smiling At Yourself, Literally

Think Good Thoughts #

By Makeda Ray

In the words of Beyonce “I woke up like this, I’m flawless.” Despite the things we’re told by society, there is absolutely nothing wrong with believing that that holds true. Now, this is not to encourage conceit, nor arrogance, nor egotism, nor vanity. This message is simply a reminder to the human race that you too, should love yourself just as much as you want others to love you. This generation has made it so easy to become doubtful or even ashamed of one’s self by trying to do things like keep up with the Kardashian’s. Our self confidence will go completely out the window if we don’t reach at least 100 likes on that ‘Selfie’ we posted on Instagram…

While self-admiration and appreciation has, and always will be, a common insecurity in the world amongst people of all ages, I believe that is extremely lacking in this era due to the popularity of social media outlets. Yes social media is a great and very beneficial resource to use, as it allows us to share opinions and stay connected with friends, family, and peers at our convenience. However, because we now have an open window to the lives of people from all over the world, the need of approval from our peers and from society are greater. We’re now comparing ourselves and our lives, to the ways million’s of others are behaving, living, & acting, on a daily basis. It used to be we’d just admire famous people’s lives. What we fail to recognize is while we’re devoting all of our time to longing for another’s lifestyle, we’re missing out on how important and exciting our own lives are!

Moral of the story: Nobody’s perfect, and your life is what YOU make it. If for some reason you need more validation, here’s a few quotes and sayings to keep in the back of your mind to help boost your confidence, whether it’s before walking into a job interview or just to get you through a bad day.

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