Jess is bella's go-getter, motivational machine! If you're feeling a little low, she'll have some words to set you straight. Need some words to fill you with determination? Here you go!
Boldness is staying true to your morals, your deepest convictions, even when everyone around you is pressuring you to do otherwise. The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are and believe in. Don’t let anyone influence you to change the high expectations you have of yourself.
Do what you love. Do what makes you happy. Do what you know and believe is right. I know this is easier said than done. Personally, I have been questioned a lot about my beliefs and my actions in certain circumstances. However, what I have come to know is that if I don’t stick to my principles when someone questions them, I will most likely feel very different in the aftermath. I might, for example, feel regret or guilt. We are all human and we make mistakes, however, it is how you deal with your mistakes and failures that make you who you are.
One thing I have learnt is that when you are yourself, you feel in control of whatever situation you may be in at the time. You have the control to say no when it is necessary, to stand strong in your beliefs, if what is happening around you does not agree with your way of life. If you practise this enough, you will build confidence in your decision-making ability and when you are confident about your decisions, others will respect you.
Bravery happens when you do something in spite of feeling fear. You may fear that people will think differently of you, that they may no longer like you if you don’t do what they do, or say no to something that they are offering. But the people who don’t like you are not worth your time. Be yourself and the right people will love you.
As soon as you allow others to tell you that you’re great, you also give them the power to tell you that you are unworthy. But the thing is, you have the most power. Although it is sometimes hard to do, always remember YOU have the power to take control of your thoughts and emotions, and to choose a course of action.
So be bold and be yourself, because that is when you will be happiest. If you are confident that your decisions are right for you, you won’t need the validation of others.
Never underestimate the impact and power of who you are. You are so strong. You’ve got this, girl.
By Jess White
Photography by Kodo Creative. Stunning lady in the photos - Nicole.