Quote of the Day – Who Are You?

Figuring Out Who You Are!
Figuring Out Who You Are!

“Figuring Out Who You Are is the whole point of the human

experience.”

– Anna Quindlen, newspaper columnist, novelist

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Lily here. I picked the topic of self-awareness for my quote. Self-awareness is when you’re tune with yourself. It means you know what you like about yourself, what your proud of and what’s important to you – like studying for a test, so you can do well, , rather than blowing off school to hang out with your friends – and possibly ruining your chances of going to college.
When you’re aware of what’s important to you, you’re more likely to know how to make the right decision when something comes up – like the aforementioned dilemma above.

Ok, so this pretty much sums it up, right. I mean if you know who you are, you’ll know about what you’re meant to be, you’re purpose. Because I do believe that we all have a purpose. And no, that doean’t mean we’re all destined to be the winners of American Idol. But it does mean we have need to figure out what we’re good at, what we like to do, and work on doing that – and hopefully, help others in the process – even if it means just putting a smile on someone’s face because we went out of our way to smile or being extra nice.
Sometimes though, it seems like everyone is telling us to be the exact opposite of who we are. Like let’s say you’re pretty good at math. You like and it makes sense to you. You also like to explain it to others and you’re the girl everyone comes to with a question about math homework. But then some people start to say math is lame, and only for geeks. And then you get all self-conscious and get worried about being labeled a loser cause you like math. So you stop answering questions in class. You even flub your homework or a big test just to show everyone that you’re not a math geek. Sure, you’re cool again –but how did that really feel?
Bet it didn’t feel so good right – your heart and your brain’s telling you to go forth and multiply (and divide and subtract), but you’re fighting it just to fit in. See you’re not being true to yourself and you can bet that’s going to be stressing you out.
So that’s why figuring out who you are is so important – so you can choose to do what makes you happy – deep down inside, even if it’s not cool. If it feels wrong, it probably isn’t for you. So don’t be afraid – listen to that voice inside of you and figure out who YOU are…

GirlMogul Lily
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Anna Quindlen – Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself”

– Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen Quote of the Day
Anna Quindlen Quote of the Day

Hey GirlMoguls! It’s Rose here, with an inspirational quote I found! Today’s quote comes from Anna Quindlen, an American author, journalist, and a columnist. She is Barnard College graduate and has written five best selling books, out of which three were made into motion pictures. She has also written for numerous New York newspapers. I think Anna Quindlen captures the quintessential dilemma with most young girls today. In this day and age, teenage girls all across the world face challenges, but none that are as tough as having the pressure of being perfect. School, friends, and society demand a girl to have the perfect looks and the perfect hair and makeup. It’s not easy to be a young girl today without feeling the need to look just right and match up to the rest of the other girls. Girls feel insecure not being and/or looking their best. There is always more competition amongst girls than there are with guys. I know I feel that kind of pressure in school.

I think what Mrs. Quindlen is trying to say here is that we need to begin to love ourselves for who we truly are. Stop trying to be someone you are not and start accepting yourself for who you really are. It is not easy to give up on striving to be the best, but that shouldn’t push you to become someone that you are not. We should all try to become the best of our own selves, and do the best we can. Then, we can just be content with who we are instead of obsessing over what everyone else thinks! So, girls, let’s take her advice and try it! Let me know how your journey goes!

GirlMogul Rose
GirlMogul Rose

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