Watered down tea tastes weak and therefore IS weak. So answer this question…why would you water down who you are to make people more comfortable with you?? What?! Sometimes you have to give it to people hot, strong and sweet to the point! Be confident in who YOU are. Give them a little extra sugar for their tea. Never let individuals define who you are. For God made you just the way you are for a reason and no one can limit your future other than you.
NEVER compromise who you are for a quick buck or a quick thrill. Sometimes 30-60 seconds of pleasure (if you’re lucky maybe a full 2 minutes) can cause you a life time of guilt and shame. Be careful of who you open yourself up to for you may get much more than what you bargained for; sexually and emotionally. Sometimes a person can infect your body as well as your mind. You are who you are for a reason. Never let people steal your purpose but most importantly don’t give it away either. Stay true to you. Any attempts at camouflaging the real you results in a counterfeit personality. Authenticity guarantees more admiration amongst the crowd of imitators.
People will be people; haters will be haters. Why do we worry so much about people? It is a distinguished fact that there are always going to be people who like you, love you and those that even hate you. Haters are just individuals put in your path to elevate you. Don’t block them; welcome them. Hi hater. Never lose sleep over people who talk down on you. They don’t realize it but they are endorsing you all the time. Take that free advertisement and keep it moving all the way to the bank honey. Stay firm in who you are and never stoop to a lower level because of all the whispers going on around you. If someone has a problem with who you are and who you have become tell them to take that up with the master. God has such a divine plan for your life that no matter what the hater tries to do to block your blessings; it won’t prevail.
NEVER lose sleep over what is being said about you. Don’t lose sleep. Don’t even bother counting sheep. Best thing to do is say your prayers and rest in peace. Yes that’s right “resting in peace” is not just for the people no longer here but I believe it is for the living. Rest peacefully so you can focus more of your energy while you are awake to make a transformation and make a positive impact on your environment and the people you encounter on a regular basis. Keep peace in between the sheets too. It’s okay to take a break and focus on just you. If he/she is for you they should want to wait on you anyway and help you reach your full potential.
Having standards and confidence goes a long way. Never water down who you are for anyone. Give them a little extra sugar; sweet to the point. Then rest at night peacefully so you can have enough energy to produce change while you are awake. If you have no peace, you have no power. Take back your power and strength to move forward and enjoy life.
About Ottavia Lang; who was born Ottavia S. Lang is a poet, writer, producer and filmmaker from Meridian, MS. Writing has always been her passion since she was a young girl. Writing poetry was a hobby she developed and it soon became her favorite pastime. Her first poem was published at the age of 13 and soon after that she wrote her first unpublished poetry book at the age of 14. Now at the age of 26 she has not only continued to write poetry but also articles. She started her own website www.taylang.com to try to reach as many people as possible. She recently completed the post production of her first short film entitled “Metamorphosis” which she wrote and produced. Writing is her talent, passion and no doubt a gift from God. With God by her side her only wish is to somehow affect people with her words and change the world one reader at a time. She describes the “realness” she portrays in her writing as simply “tough love”. She encourages people everywhere to always keep God first, pay your tithes and offering and everything else will fall in line. If you have a dream, go for it. Believe in yourself even when it seems like no one else is on board with your vision. Do what it takes to see your dream become a reality. Faith without works is dead…so believe it and you will achieve it!