“If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?”
― Jodi Picoult
WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE?
I don’t know about you but I expect only the best from myself. I do this and I set myself up to fail or I am shocked when I succeed. Can you believe that a lot of people who’s aims and expectations are to succeed when we do succeed -this is the one thing that terrifies them? SUCCESS.
We all have expectations and they have a habit of reflecting yourself and your expectation in other peoples eyes.
Now not only do you have expectations but you interpret that everyone has these expectations of you. Not necessarily true.
It is scary when someone decides to lean on you for survival
Someone you love gets ill
You suddenly start achieving your goals and you have finally got peoples attention. EEEK. Now what? you feel under-qualified
You have to get Triple A+’s on your exams or papers
You need to blow your work targets through the roof
Work like a demon,Get into shape and look like a boss on your wedding day 😀
The list is endless.
This quote reminds me to do only what I can. I don’t want to lose myself in ‘I shoulda and I coulda’s
I don’t want to ever have to wear a mask again. I’m transparent ,what you see is what you get. I like being this way.
There is more than something going on inside me but I and you need to be kind to yourself.