Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is U - and U is for Unique. Being unique is an all-encompassing personality trait. It incorporates authenticity and a dash of quirkiness. It is accepting yourself in your entirety and being comfortable in who you are as a unique individual.
Learning to accept ourselves and our faults, along with our assets, is a huge step in finding that elusive inner happiness that we all seek. Trying to be someone you're not is soul destroying and draining, fitting into a box that we aren't designed for is the worst thing we can do with this life we've been given. We need to step out of the box, open our hearts and learn to love the unique (and maybe a little quirky) person we see in the mirror each morning.
When you accept yourself and embrace your unique personality, you start to grow and flourish into the best possible version of you. You're not competing with others, you're not driving yourself to reach unattainable goals of movie star proportions. You are just being you and enjoying the journey. Life is short and becoming a cardboard cutout is not our ultimate aim - we should be aspiring to be so much more than that. Our 3D version is far more interesting than the 2D cutout.
So why don't we accept ourselves for the unique and wonderful individuals that we are, then look at how we can use the talents and gifts we've earned over the years and make this world a better place.
This post is part of the April #atozchallenge.
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