17 People Who Took a Leap of Faith on Themselves and Unleashed Their True Identities
Roy T. Bennett said, “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” And this is very important since no matter what you want to do in life, you have to rely on your own abilities to achieve it. Others might be able to help you, but if you don’t have the inner strength and belief in yourself, you will probably fail. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the people in this article.
Now I’ve Seen Everything wants to see people succeed in life, and these 17 examples will prove to you that anything is possible when you love and accept yourself.
1. “Starting to feel comfortable in my own skin.”
2. “I was bullied in high school for having ’emo’ hair and dressing in all black. I learned to have more confidence in myself, started hitting the gym, and learned not to care what anybody says.”
3. “I straightened my hair for 11 years, and it left me with lifeless, dry, dull, frizzy hair. I started wearing my hair natural, and I literally woke it up from the dead.”
4. “I can finally say, everything is possible!”
5. “I changed my hair and wore makeup today, and for once, I feel pretty!”
6. “I took a step and got my hair cut. 5 years into adulthood, and I’m finally learning self-care.”
7. “From struggling with an eating disorder to competitive lifting. Gaining weight can be pretty cool.”
8. “Been dieting for 4 months now, finally see goodness at last.”
9. “I’m proud of myself for what I accomplished, and I appreciate and am thankful to my body for all that it does for me. But even if my weight hadn’t changed, I wouldn’t let myself be sad.”
10. “The photo on the left was taken a year ago today. I was uncomfortable and depressed. And throughout this year, I learned to love myself unconditionally, which means a lot more to me than 47 pounds.”
11. “I’ve had self-image issues over the years, but I think I’m finally starting to fall in love with myself.”
12. “Weight loss, self-love gain. After 3 years, I fully recovered from bulimia!”
13. “2 years’ progress, I’m so much healthier and happier.”
14. “I went from a loose-fitting XS to an M. I’m so proud of myself.”
15. “Today, I’m happier and healthier.”
16. “Binge eating disorder recovery”
17. “I could be in a better shape, but I’m proud to say I recovered from a nearly 10-year-long eating disorder. Healthy comes in many forms.”
Have you managed to love and accept yourself? If so, how long did it take you, and were there any people who helped you?