“People are always out to prove something to other people, you don’t need to worry about impressing others. Prove things only to yourself.”
In a society where we constantly are trying to seem as if we are “living our best life”, the majority seems to feel the need to prove themselves in terms of having the best job, making the greatest difference or even having the biggest house or best car. Sometimes, it’s not even in a materialistic aspect but more of a character aspect. Some of us want to prove to the world that we are good, or the best friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, children, parents and so on.
However, sometimes, we get so caught up in trying to prove ourselves that it’s got to a point of which we forget who we are. One too many times, it’s more of our insult to our character that we constantly try to prove ourselves to the world than it is a show of who we actually are.
90% of the time, the majority don’t care about who you are what you do, because everyone is trying to worry about their own image. Yes, we all are so busy trying to prove ourselves that no one is actually worried about who the next is or what they do, so who are you trying to prove yourself to?
Isn’t it more important to know who you are and live out who you are than it is to try and show who you are?
There’s a Swahili proverb that says; “Kizuri chajiuza na kibaya chajitembeza”. It simply means that a good thing sells itself and a bad thing must be advertised. Think of it this way, we never see adverts on tv of a Bugatti, a Rolls Royce, or a Maserati yet we constantly see Nissans, Hyundais and the likes being advertised on tv. Now don’t get me wrong, this is in no way throwing shade but we can definitely agree that there are levels. We know the good and the GOOD! Same case scenario for you and your life. If you feel the need to prove yourself, to constantly advertise how good you are, then maybe you should reevaluate your worth. Which of the two are you?
I read something today that inspired this post and it made me think a lot, I will share it below:
Sometimes if you know you are the best, you don’t have to prove it, at times, it’s an insult to who you are and this made me understand a lot and on top of that, it made me view myself on a completely different level.
I hope that this post will be an inspiration to someone. Believe in yourself and let who you are sell itself instead of advertising and speaking of who you are. Your goodness and the fact that you are the best shall shine well on its own. Concentrate on you and work on building yourself well enough to get to that level.
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