Society judges people according to their appearance, level of intellect, and social status. In this regard, people are labeled as rich, wise, underachieving, progressive, or poor. Labels define you and impact on your future performance. Negative labels inhibit your growth and will stop you from attaining your life’s expectations. But you shouldn’t let the world dictate to you who you really are. Today, I want to show you how you can remove the labels that the society has placed on you and define the life you want for yourself.
Go the Extra Mile
If you do not like the label the society has placed on you, you must work tirelessly to remove it. To improve your current situation, you must work harder. When others pause, you must persist. By going the extra mile, you stand a higher chance of doing better; hence changing the label that society has placed upon you. People who work hard are easily recognized and the society will learn to identify you with the new effort. The initial label they had on you will change as your situation improves. Hard work does not relate to material possessions only. It also includes projecting a good public image, for example by grooming well, mastering the art of public speaking, or changing your habits.
Believe in Yourself
There is no better motivation that self-confidence. Once you believe in yourself, you can overcome any odds or obstacles in your way. Often, the distinguishing aspect between high achievers and low achievers is the level of confidence they exude. If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too. Similarly, if you believe you are beautiful, the society will view you as beautiful as well.
Avoid Negative Energy
Unconstructive criticism will only make you lose hope. Some friends have the effect of demoralizing you. In most cases, these friends will remind you of your inabilities and limitations. By listening to them constantly, you will begin to believe that you cannot actually perform some tasks. In the end, you will limit your abilities to your current situation. Do not let your friends dictate who you are. Avoid negative energy by associating with people who motivate you. That way, you will change the perception the world has of you.
Be your own Fan
When you fall into the fallacy of thinking you are worthless, unintelligent, poor or weak, uplift your spirits by being your own fan. Champion your strengths and make others know your capabilities. By being your own fan, you make all around you notice your talents or strengths. With time, they will learn to appreciate you. If they had a low opinion of you, they will gradually change as they come to terms with the new you. That way, the initial label that the society had on you will be gradually replaced by the new image you project.
You are your biggest fan and motivation. It is only by improving your situation that those around you will recognize your efforts and appreciate you. By believing in yourself, avoiding negative energy and going the extra mile, you will be on course to removing the label that the society has placed on you.