Be humble – Be real – Develop URself
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God created the sun, the moon, and created you. Think about that for a second, cause your life has value.
Hi, my name is Ibrahim Mpiana, at the age of nineteen I tried to commit suicide and survived; I was diagnosed with bipolar type 2. Unless you know me personally or I end up telling you, you’d probably think I’ve never been through any adversity. I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my life, and its not because of hypo mania. I attribute it to being grateful every single daily, to focusing on what I can control, and leaving the rest to God. If it wasn’t for starting develop urself I don’t know if I’d have the same confidence, self worth, and feeling of purpose as I do now.
The tagline be humble – be real – develop urself is what I started telling myself a year ago. It is a reminder to be grateful for all the good things in my life; Christ in my heart, my family, my friends, for having breath in my lungs. Gratitude can go a long way in establishing a baseline for self growth, because often times we take a lot of things for granted. We focus too much on the bad, the people that have hurt us, manipulated us, cheated on us, abused us or stolen from us. Too much focus on the bad can make you forget the good things in your life. There was a point in my life when I was nineteen, deep in pain and self loathing that I tried to end my own life. After I survived I kept asking the question; What now? What do you do when you survive a near death experience you brought on yourself? What now?
Even though I didn’t have the answer to those questions, I made myself a promise; To never waste my life like that ever again. No matter what people do to me, or what life throws my way, I was going to develop value and self worth. After six long years of having little progress here and there, and falling back into bad habits every now and then; It finally happened, self worth became an almost tangible feeling I now have and you can too. What I learned and realized was that just simply wanting to have self worth wasn’t going to make it happen; but rather I had to start taking action every single day.
When people meet me or get to know me, become my friends; If it wasn’t for me telling them or doing this blog; No one would ever guess that I once didn’t want to be here, because that energy is no longer part of me. The more I kept working on my self growth and connecting with other people who have negative belief systems or little to no self worth, the more I realized just how hard or impossible it seems to most people. The fact is, you can reshape your negative belief into a positive one, you can attain self worth by evaluating yourself and being real, and you can develop yourself into the best you. If you know or have heard any stories from the bible, you know that God gave grace and forgiveness to even the most heinous of people, and some of those people become some of the best.
No matter what you’ve done in your past, you are not beyond change. You are valuable, you are worth it, and you have something to give to this world. Always remember that your past and your pain can help with someone else’s growth. We all go through hard times that feel unfair, and some point or another we’ve all asked the question “God, why me? Why do I have to suffer?” Well I can’t answer that question, and maybe you can’t either. However, It is mentally unhealthy to focus on the negatives; It is mentally unhealthy to live in a sea of self pity.
Learn to swim and get out of there as fast as possible; I promise you, things will start to change. This blog is heavily reflective on my own personal experience because I’m not pretending to write about things I haven’t been through or experienced or currently implementing. Thriving from that experience is what led to be humble, be real, develop urself. It made me realize that there are a lot of people in pain, struggling with mental health.
Just because you wanted to end your life, doesn’t mean you can’t live your life. Just because you’re not sure how to live your life, doesn’t mean you should end your life. Listen guys, I want you to know something really important. I don’t tell my testimony to receive pity, or to somehow think I’m better than anyone else. I fight for my happiness each and every day and plenty of days I fail, plenty of days I revert back to my bad habits. No matter what, keep showing up to work on your self worth. Each and every time you put in effort it gets a little easier next time.
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Be humble-Be real-Develop URself.