Too many people are afraid of self-promotion or just being recognized in a big way… Are you afraid of putting yourself out there???
Do you have a blog you almost never speak of? An Instagram you never intend to show off? Or a YouTube channel you pray someone you know won’t discover?
We’re here to tell you that all the self-shaming needs to stop for several reasons because there’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. Everyone starts somewhere, so if it’s that resting b*tch face you need to loosen up, poorly filtered images, low-grade self-shot outfit pics, don’t sweat it… You’ll improve with time.
And definitely don’t sweat that one person who’s teasing you on the other side of the screen.
The next time you’re concerned about self-promotion or criticism from the public, here’s what you need to remember:
No one absolutely cares about YOU, what YOU’RE doing, or what YOU have to say (even if they know you). They only notice when you’ve made it. It’s human nature – people are designed to be more concerned about themselves and what’s going on in their own lives versus the next person… Also, no one comes to your Instagram, YouTube, or blog to seek out someone who’s insecure…they come curious. That’s how they found you in the first place.
You very well may not be pretty enough, skinny enough, or smart enough, but there’s more to a soul than what’s on the outside. Everyone knows that. Those quirks that are unique to you are exactly what makes you unique, so own it. The minute you start to let someone’s opinion change the way you’re doing things or prevent you from doing something you truly want to do, you’ve given them power over you, and you’ll never be able to enjoy who you are or do what you want to do. It’s time to convince yourself and be mindful that no one truly cares (and they don’t…they might for that split second or 20 minutes, but they’ll move on as quickly as they noticed). You can stop flustering your insides about putting yourself out there. Be confident and just do it.
You only have one grand life to live…what are you going to do with it?
Image Source Credits – Fashion Gone Rogue