Understanding Your Importance

Being the Real You

Be you
Be great
Be bigger than the hate
Be brighter than those who would try to bring darkness into your life
Be the one who puts an end to strife
Be bold, be courageous
Be willing to take a stand when those around you fall
Be a leader, be committed, stand tall
Be the voice that others need to hear
Be the love that drives away fear
Be the best that you can be
Be you, be free

While you may confront people in life who will try to make your decisions for you about such things as who you love, what you should do in your life, and what beliefs you should hold, it is imperative that you realize that nobody else has walked in your shoes, and you know best who you are and what you are passionate about. Be true to yourself, without fear or compromise. By allowing anybody else to dictate who you should or shouldn’t be, you may lose yourself along your journey and lose your happiness and zeal for life. It is vital that you never give up on your convictions in order to please another. You were not meant to be someone else, and the world does not need you to be who you were not intended to be. Rather, it is by being yourself that you are best able to contribute to society. It is meant that we learn from one another, and it is through being genuine that others will be able to relate to you on a more meaningful level. You must make sure to not allow others to change you. If a change is to be made, it must come internally; you need to want to see the change within yourself. In time, as you grow, you will determine what it is that you like and don’t like about yourself and what changes you would like to make, but don’t let anyone make you feel inferior because those changes are not in their time. We live, we learn, we grow, we know, and we make and live with our own decisions. While it can be insightful to consult others for advice and wise to learn from the journeys of others, we must ultimately remember that we are responsible for the actions we take within our lives. Life is about living the song within each of us and being empowered to make our own decisions. Be alive, and live your life with passion, knowing who you are and refusing to let anyone take that away from you.

Suggested Songs

  • All I Ever Have to Be – Amy Grant
  • Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – The Who
  • Be As You Are – Mike Posner
  • Beat of My Drum – POWERS
  • Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid
  • Beautiful To Me – Olly Murs
  • Believe in Me – Demi Lovato
  • Bonfire – Building 429
  • Bright – Brian Justin Crum
  • BYou – Sabrina Bryan
  • Carbon Copy – Karmin
  • Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
  • Doin’ My Thing – Luke Bryan
  • Don’t Change on Me – Ray Charles
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • I Am What I Am – Mark Morrison ft. Silvastone
  • I Don’t Want To Be – Gavin DeGraw
  • Invisible – U2
  • Just Be You – Anthem Lights ft. Sadie Robertson
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Kaleidoscope – Honor Society
  • Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard
  • Knock Me Down – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Libertà – Andrea Bocelli
  • ME! – Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie
  • My Life – Billy Joel
  • Nico and the Niners – Twenty One Pilots
  • O.D.D. – Hey Violet
  • Original – Sia
  • Perfect – PUBLIC
  • Run Wild – Laney Jones
  • Somebody – The Chainsmokers ft. Drew Love
  • Still Be Me – The Chemistri ft. Molly Moore
  • The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • The Way I Am – Charlie Puth
  • Two Fux – Adam Lambert
  • Unsweet – DNCE
  • Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • You – James Arthur

Why should I worry as long as music is with me
Helping me face any adversity?
Why should I care what others might say
As long as I’ve got my inner song guiding the way?
Why should I be anyone other than who I am meant to be
When music is my encouragement eternally?

Give me music and give me life;
I am so done with pain and strife.
I’m not looking to fit in, not looking to conform;
I’m looking to soar above any storm,
And I know, when to myself I stay true,
Music will give me the strength to pull through.

Nobody should have the right to put you down,
Steal your joy and pride, and turn your smile into a frown.
Nobody should have the right to tell you who you should be
But to treat you with love unconditionally.
You have the right to live victoriously;
You have the right to rise gloriously.
Even though others may not understand,
You have your own unique brand,
And you shouldn’t be anyone other than who you are meant to be,
Because being yourself is how you’re set free.

From 180 to 0 in the blink of an eye
No rhyme, no reason
Just many questions as to why
Time can turn quickly, day becomes night
Leaving us in the dark with no sunshine in sight
We don’t have the answers, we don’t understand
But we must be faithful to take a stand
In being who we are no matter what life may bring
In standing tall despite how the pain may sting