There are millions of women who are living a life they tolerate instead of living a life they love.
They dream of one day having the perfect complexion, firm and tight facial skin, and beauty to be envied.
And until they reach that goal, they feel “less than”, unworthy, and insecure.
They are chasing beauty (or their misperception of it) instead of being beautiful.
We are bombarded every day with images of what beauty is supposed to look like. In grocery store checkout lines, magazine covers insist we need to be thin and fair with flawless skin or makeup.
Perfectly curated social media images suggest that beauty is young with perfectly drawn eyebrows, long fake eyelashes, and boldly colored lips.
And TV shows and movies hint that the most (outwardly) beautiful woman attracts the handsome and rich men.
It’s no wonder that millions of us women are chasing beauty – that elusive dream of perfection.
But it’s a myth.
And many of us fall for it without even realizing it.
It’s the myth that says we must look young in order to be beautiful.
Or it says, dressing in these trendy clothes will make you more attractive.
And even tempts us to strive to be smaller than, more stylish than, or prettier than the women we work with, live next to, or interact with daily.
And many of us fall for it–unintentionally perhaps.
Yet it urges us to compare ourselves to others and then feel bad if we don’t measure up.
Seeking natural beauty is healthy if our motivation is to become a better version of ourselves. But chasing beauty becomes unhealthy when it compels us to want to be a better version of someone else.
You see, being better than–or even striving to be as good as–someone else is a temporary achievement. There will always be someone prettier, more stylish, more accomplished than you.
If instead, you work on becoming the best you you can be, you will not only be better than better, you will be YOUR best.
True beauty radiates from within and cannot be duplicated..
Does that mean it’s wrong to dress nicely, perfect your skin or even wear makeup?
What it does mean is that you do these things to enhance your natural beauty and not to look as good as or better than someone else.
In a world that thrives on competition, choose instead to stand out from the rest by enhancing your own uniqueness–your true beauty.