If you could draw a perfect face for yourself in the mirror, how would you look like?
Are you gonna look like one of those male or female models with perfectly gorgeous faces and sparkling smiles?
At some point we all wish to be somebody else. Perhaps somebody popular or wealthy or whoever that may be. Point being that we don't like ourselves enough. Or we feel like we're just not entirely who we want to be.
I guess I'm writing this post to remind myself that I am exactly who I should be. You too, dear reader. And everybody else.
Insecurities prevent us from showing the beautiful person who we really are. They are borders that imprison everything good in us.
Like for example this friend in college whose got talent in singing but didn't want to join competitions because he thought he was too fat to be seen by an audience.
There were times at work too that I just wanted to give everything to my assistant for completion because I felt I already had too many tasks in my hands, undermining my ability and skill to multi-task with speed and precision.
Drawing the line between always being at the top of what you do best and wanting to be laid back and be simple, can help you overcome some of your insecurities. And finding the balance between the two is where you can find your real contentment and happiness. Going through that won't be easy but it's definitely going to help you discover who you are as a person and what you really want to become.
So would you still draw a different face when you have that moment to look at the mirror? If your answer is still yes, and your attitude towards life is always wanting to be somebody else, then you'll never be contented. "A self-centered man is a discontented man."
Your attitude may not be enough to define who you are as a person but it will define whether you will become a happy person or a sad person when you're old.