Who are you? You’re nobody. Just a spec in a vast, never-ending universe filled with countless of stars. You don’t matter (Get the pun?). In the grand scheme of things, you are insignificant and your problems – even more trivial. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. But even the smallest of things can make a huge impact. Let’s take a look at bacteria for example – the smallest microorganisms that exist (after viruses). No, not the disease-causing kinds, the kind that is vital to life as we know it. Powerful little things. Without bacteria, you wouldn’t be able to break food down in your digestive system and the earth wouldn’t have a team of little helpers to keep things under control. Of course I’m just scratching the surface of what these little things can do. For more on Microbial ecology, check out this page from Wikipedia.
So something small doesn’t necessarily equate to something useless. Every one of us has the ability to dramatically change our lives and create a lasting effect on society, if that is what we set out to do. Of course none of it will be possible without hard work – but that is a topic for another time.
Beliefs are so powerful that they have the ability to change the entire outcome of something. I’ll let you in on a little secret. For years, I have walked around with the belief that I was not worthy of love, that nobody could possibly fall in love with me. Me? Who’s going to allow themselves to love something so repulsive? And that nothing good could ever occur in my life. If it did, surely it was a mistake, handed to me by accident or something short-lived because happiness, I thought, was beneath me. And let me tell you, my belief has become my reality, my own worst nightmare. So what the hell, I’ll start believing that I am worthy of love and that good things will happen to me. They already have, though seldom, and that my friends is proof enough. The truth is, we are all worthy of love and we are all capable of achieving to a high standard. All it takes is a little belief in oneself.
Even with a positive attitude and hard work, you will still come across some major setbacks. But that’s okay, embrace it, learn from it. The important thing is not to allow it to alter your perception of yourself. Just because someone tells you that you are no good doesn’t mean it’s true. It may only mean that you have some areas to work and improve on. Remember that you are a strong, confident and amazing person, and you can make a huge impact on this earth. Most importantly, you ARE good enough. For love, for friends, for a successful career and much more.
So are you good enough? Do you matter? Can you really change the world? Well, that depends. What do you think?
Thanks for reading. I hope this has helped and that you start believing in yourself a bit more. It’s not something that can happen overnight but with time, you can rewire your mind to think more positively.