A Person’s Potential

Let’s talk for a minute about you. Who you are as a person, and how you see yourself.

How would you describe yourself? Think of five words- Got ’em?


Now, how many of those five words that you thought of were of a positive nature? Did you describe yourself as being smart, extroverted, or talented? That you were beautiful, have an amazing personality, or that you have the greenest eyes?

How many of those words were negative? Did you think of words like “fat” or “stupid”? Maybe “lazy” or “atrocious”?

If you would,  try something with me. If you have a mirror, go get it. If you don’t, pull out your phone and open your camera to face you. Now- Look at yourself.

Really LOOK.

Focus on the way your eyes sparkle in the light. See how they subtly change color? That’s your amazing soul showing through your eyes.

Notice how your lips are shaped. See how they’re smiling, no matter how slight? That’s your sense of humor starting to show.

Look at how your nose is perfectly contoured to make your face unique. No matter how large or small, your nose helps complete the beautiful person that others see.

Do you still not believe me? Keep looking!

Your hair, cut and shaped to make your witty personality stand out, is exactly the shade of color you want it to be. It suits you!

Everything about you makes you the wonderful, special person you are. You have the potential to change the world!

How you plan on doing that, I have no clue. You must choose how great a potential you have.

But I do know you have the potential to change a life. Whether it be one, or 100.

I’m going to get up close and personal for a moment.

When I was 8, I started down a path of self-loathing and depression. I thought that I was not good enough for anyone. I thought that I lacked anything in my life that would make people like me.

For over a decade I have struggled with this.

Until one day, I received a text message from an old friend.

“No matter how many scars you have, no matter what has hurt you, you will always be beautiful to me”.

I was floored. Me, beautiful?

How could someone so broken, so confused, so lonely, be beautiful?

There is no secret formula for this. There is no special kind of make-up or cologne that you need.

I would urge you-


No matter how weird or crazy you think you are, or how obnoxious you think you are, you are not.

Take some time this week to really think about who you are. Try to look past all the flaws and mistakes.

I can guarantee you- You are a pretty awesome person!


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