Stop waiting for other people and clap for yourself!
First off, I’d like to say I’m amazing, I’m amazing, and so are you. How often do you sit back and admire yourself? How often do you take the time to clap for yourself? Up until a few years ago, I had difficulty with this, society has taught us that if we admire ourselves too much, we’ve become self-centered. Many of us will take the time to praise others for their accomplishments but rarely take the time to uplift ourselves. In this age of social media, we have become dependent on getting our validation from the likes, and views of others. Social media has the undeniable power to both build confidence, and also emphasize insecurities. Whether we admit it or not, there’s a certain feeling you get when you post a selfie and you get tons of likes and views, and there’s also a feeling when you post what you thought was a really great post and it gets no views. It’s almost as if you’re required to have a certain number of likes in order to feel smart, beautiful, or successful in modern day society. Guess what, that’s a false reality! If your accomplishment isn’t recognized by the whole world, does that make it less meaningful? No! Many times the person we present to the world doesn’t even represent who we really are. Who you are, is who you see in the mirror when nobody else is around. Do things to make that person proud, set goals, smash those goals and clap for yourself. It’s okay! An initial approach could be to focus on things you do well. Make a list of things you do well, and clap for yourself. Some of the things on the list may be things that only you know about, clap for yourself. It’s no secret that we’re our own worst critics — especially when we fail at something, but what about when we win or when we’re winning. When you win there is nothing wrong with throwing yourself a championship celebration. The celebration of a thousand people won’t matter if you aren’t proud of you. Stop waiting on other people and Clap for yourself!