I sat at the back of the class staring at the back of Cynthia’s head. “I don’t understand how she is able to look that good every day! What is it that I am not doing? Her outfit is so simple. But she looks so good.” I thought to myself “she seems so successful, like she has it all going for her. She looks like she has a plan for her life. Is it that I don’t think about my day and my choices as much as Cynthia does? Or is it that I don’t care like she does about the little things?”
We have all been like this before. Looking at the man or woman in the matatu or on our T.V screens or on Instagram that looks like a straight up Boss. They have all that we desire of life; they look successful, happy or like they have it all together. We have our own Cynthia. Who is yours?
The question that I have myself asking after looking at Cynthia is, what can I do differently so that I become Cynthia to someone else? A motivation to someone else to be a better version of themselves. And not only for others after me but for me as well.
Suddenly she lifts her hand to answer a question. Such eloquence, such confidence in her speech. And I am taken back into my self-evaluation. I look down at my sweatshirt, jeans and vans outfit and I decide that this has to change. I need to love myself a little more.
So what if I told you that your success in life is determined by how you look at yourself, how much you value yourself and how you think of yourself. I’m going to be honest with you, IMAGE IS EVERYTHING! I know a lot of people don’t think so but think about it. When you look good, you feel good. And when you’re confident, you perform better. You walk into that study room confident that you will understand all that you are going to read. Therefore, by you already believing that you can hold it down, you walk out of that study room feeling even more confident than you did when walked in. It’s all about how you look at yourself. Therefore image IS everything!
So I started out by doing the small things for myself like, making my bed every day. Why? Because I am a Boss and I deserve to have a neat bed. I deserve to treat myself with enough respect that even the tired version of me is worth the extra effort in the morning to have a neat looking bed. Now even my bed is worthy for the Boss that I am. Then I took time to study my body shape and size. This was for the next time I go shopping or I’m picking the outfit of the day.
Next I started to read more. Why? Because again I’m a straight up Boss and the Boss that I am deserves to be smart and in the know of things. I mean I am such an intelligent and capable creature, and it was about time the world knows this. I deserve the hard work. So I read more and harder not because I need to pass my exams, but because I needed to prove to myself that I am a straight up boss and I can handle all the challenges that are thrown at me.
So this is my challenge to you. Treat yourself like the straight up boss that you are. Work hard because you think you’re worth the extra effort, and you are worth it. Be the boss that you are. Bosses treat themselves to all the good things in life. They eat healthy, they exercise, they read a lot, they don’t procrastinate, they forgive, they don’t give up, they ask when they need help and they make sure that their friends are bosses as well so they help others become the best that they can be. After all what good is a legacy if it dies with you?
Author: Ivy Njeri | Date Created2016-06-16 02:07:59 | Comments: 0