Quote for Today - Be Yourself

"You cannot fail at being yourself. A cat doesn't try to be a tiger,
and you shouldn't try to be something you aren't.

You are a process, not a product.

Your job is to discover what you are and create that creature. You still won't be perfect, but success isn't about perfection - it is about authenticity.

You are a success if you are being your real, authentic self."

- Bernie Siegel

Image by Susannah Bec.


Jen said...

Lovely thoughts, thanks for sharing them:) Jen.

Ann said...

Truly words to live by. Sounds easy doesn't it!

Suz said...

What is that image? I found myself looking and looking...into it
Joy!? Oh girl that is one of my mantras
I remember the first time I went to a weight loss group..The leader,after seeing so many women disappointed at their weight loss..said
Girls..not all of us are hummingbirds..some of us are Robins...
I NEVER forgot that

Susannah said...

Hello everyone and thanks very much for dropping in and leaving a comment. :-)

Ann - yes it does sound easy doesn't it!

Suz, I love what your weight loss group leader said, it is so true!

I think a lot of self esteem issues women have, are from believing the advertising hype of the way 'women SHOULD be', instead of embracing our individuality and uniqueness.

Mmmm, the image - well it is one that I created a long time ago and fished from my files to accompany this post (on account of the lovely colours) - but I had never really stared at it until your comment! Now I have, I think it looks like a breast! lol

Anybody else got any thoughts about what it looks like to them?

Oooh, thanks for taking us on an interesting tangent Suz.

Barbara Scully said...

"you are a success if you are being your real and authentic self"... i just love that.

And I agree with Suz, I too love the image.

thanks again for brightening my day Susannah...

Susannah said...

Thanks Barbara ;-)

Ed T. said...

Very cool artwork, how do you make these images? I like them a lot!

Suz said...

I see it! an inverted nipple

...can you tell I have been babysitting for my new grandson!

Susannah said...

Hi Ed :-)

Well all my digital images are created in photoshop - they all have different origins, some start as a photo, some start with one of my paintings, some with just a section containing colours that I find interesting, some are a mixture, a collage. I then use filters and manipulation until I get something that I like.

I used to have a gallery online of my digital images and am at present working on editing it and revamping it and should have it back online soon.

Thanks very much for visiting and for asking about my images. :-)

Susannah said...

Suz! You saw it! :-)

(Hmmm, I don't see it as inverted?)

niamh said...

Great quote! If only we can manage to remember that all the time!

Susannah said...

niamh - yes that is thing isn't it! It is all very well knowing these things it is remembering them! ;-)

Thanks for dropping in, it is good to see you here.


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