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Insecurities

By Anonymous

We all have certain insecurities that affect us–whether they are internal or external.

Insecurities can make a college student view oneself in a negative connotation and make one feel degraded or devalued.

What we need to understand is that we are all made differently and created uniquely.

There is not another you in this world and no one else can be you.

Therefore the best thing you can do for yourself is be the best you that you can possibly be.

It is better not to compare or compete with other people.

What we may consider luck may just be the right timing for someone or years of hard work.

Your insecurities are your biased opinion about yourself or something you may not even notice unless someone points them out.

Physical appearances are the cause of many insecurities for college students coming of age.

There is a reason why people say looks are not everything, because they truly aren’t.

We hear people compare themselves or even put others down and act out of jealousy.

Embrace what you have because that’s what makes you who you are.

Physical appearance can only deliver only so much and can only take one so far.

Just because one may not find something or someone attractive does not mean that it is not.

We all have our own ideas of beauty, and it will differ person to person because it’s all based on opinions and perceptions.

Negative self-talk also creates insecurities in all of us.

If you find yourself saying, “I’m not smart, or I’m not talented,” you must recognize that these negative voices and internal feelings are destructive.

Everyone has something to offer, and some people discover their talents sooner than later.

Overall, no matter what insecurity or flaw you may think you have, try not to dwell on it.

If it’s a physical flaw, embrace yourself and be confident with what you have.

If it is an internal insecurity, take actions to accept yourself, and take action in areas you feel need improvement.

You’re a step closer each time you feed your mind positivity.

Have faith in yourself.

It may take time to train your mind, but it is not impossible.

Instead of telling your mind you can’t, tell your mind you can.

At the end of the day, the only person you should be competing with is yourself.

Most importantly, do not seek validation from others, find it in yourself.

What others say may affect you, but if you’re not happy with yourself, it will make a big difference.

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