Daily Inspiration – Be Yourself

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One of the most powerful things you can do is be yourself. Is to follow your heart and to stay on purpose in your life. 
Thats honestly when EVERYTHING starts to “flow” in your life is when you live in purpose.
But I know this is easier said that done. Thats why I made this short video for you.
Because in todays world – being different, unique, and your own person is really suppressed. Look at all the messages that were shown that we have to be look a certain way, buy a certain car, and do certain things to be happy. And its bullshit. 
I may be really happy and on an incredible journey right now, but it was always like this…
I was bullied almost all my life growing up.
I was almost always different compared to the people I grew up with in a small town called Thorsby. I loved playing basketball when everyone else played hockey. I hated scary movies and was almost made fun of at friends houses. 
I absolutely love music and acting, but that wasn’t “the norm”. So I walked the halls in my school being called gay, and a fag EVERYDAY. I even got kip napped a couple times by other guys in my school who hated me so much..
So from all of that I became depressed midway through school, and had a lot of thoughts of ending my life…
I know this might be a little heavy, but I just want to paint a picture for you. Because as much as I was oppressed I never backed down from who I was.
And from that I completely turned my life around. I went so 180 that some people thought was “on drugs” because I was so happy and full of bliss. 
So I made you this video to inspire and encourage you. I personally want to empower you.
Everything you need to be happy and complete is already inside of you. When you get on purpose, and be who you truly are inside its the most fulfilling thing that I’ve personally experienced in my life.  

So never ever EVER stop being yourself!

Have an amazing day 🙂
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  1. elenadcalin

    Thank you for this amazing remainder :)) indeed I am learning now that I have the right to be myself and that reality is suportig my original self. I have plenty of space reserved in this world especially for myself and all that I ca create 🙂

  2. Hajara Pitan

    Fantastic! I totally believe that you are your best self only when you are authentic and live in a way that’s congruent with your core values. You are a designer original, why live like a copy?! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on perspective! Enjoy your day.

  3. The Wandering Gourmand

    Nice post. I used to get my ass beat because I have an extreme lazy eye. I never got picked for sports teams because I couldn’t see the ball. This led me to live a conservative. Now, in my mid thirties, I am finally pursuing dreams.

  4. priya24y

    This is an extremely beautiful thing you did out there by posting the video and when i looked at you i could see that conviction in you, that belief you have in yourself and life and that you wanted everybody to know that. The most important thing is that no matter everybody around you was trying to put you down ,here your are so confident , so normal , so beautiful by heart letting other people know your thoughts and appreciate it. I have been through a lot as well with people around me and relationships and i just stood up to them just the way you did an dit makes me feel so proud of us and many like us. Huraaaahhh for all of us. Bless you.

  5. mytiturk

    Eloquently and bravely said. Quoting Polonius in Hamlet:
    “This above all: to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

  6. aracelly

    ❤ Loved it. Just a question. How can you find out who you really are?. I'm still trying who I am myself.:)
    Thanks for sharing.

      • thomasmaxwell12

        hey no problem. The first big step is being aware of what you want – so that’s desiring to know more about yourself.

        The next part is asking in every experience that creates an emotion, if that emotion “belongs to you”. Because if it doesn’t, and its not desireable then your away from your purpose. If it does belong to you, and it truly feels great then follow that. Follow the blissful and joyful moments 🙂

      • aracelly

        😀 Thanks. You make it sound so easy . But it’s the first time I get an real answer to that. I’ve never paid attention if my emotions really belonged to me before. I just thought that following emotions wasn’t necessarily good as sometimes we just get carried away by the moment.
        But I guess the key word is “if that emotion really belongs to you”.
        I guess I just like too many things. The question is now…which emotions are real FOR me ? 🙂
        Thank you soo much really. 🙂 I know what direction to follow now :D–

  7. OriflameWithKim

    WOW so very inspiring to watch this…well done you for sticking to what your beliefs. It is so easy to fall off track these days because people can be so cruel but you did it and you came out the other side a better person for it!! love it xx

  8. Freddiejay

    Dude you’re awesome I love your personality!!!genuine and heartfelt words are in short supply these days keep up the good work!!

  9. Nola Chic

    Reblogged this on Give the Child in you a Wide Sky to Understand That Laughter Is Prayer…. and commented:
    I like what Simple Tom had to say in this video. Too many people feel they have to conform to society and what is expected of them. The way I found happiness was by not conforming, by doing the hobbies and events, that others may not have approved of. Who care, I enjoy who I am and i don’t need anyone’s confirmation. Thanks Simple Tom for your post today.

  10. MyUniverse&I

    As always, a great post! Such an important message so keep shining your light, Tom! And thank you for your honesty and sharing some of your story. Cheers to being the best us we can be!

  11. helenturley2013

    Hey! I have just watched your video – it is fantastic to hear such passionate words of wisdom from a young man. You spoke to me – a 32 year old woman – and I listened intently. I am at that point in my life now – where everything has fallen into place but it’s taken a long, long time to arrive here. You are right – it is so worth it. Keep posting Tom 🙂

  12. candycanecoolio

    I dont know if my earlier comment was posted, but I decided to post another one. This post is absolutely, one hundred percent true. I wasnt myself at all in middle school, and I hated who I had become to get in with the cool crowd. I am just lucky cause I realized what I had done before it was too late. So, Tom has got his stuff right. You dont have to be superman to change the world, you dont even have to change the world period. Just be yourself, the best that you can be and, then, when you love you for you, then you have truly changed the world. A butterfly beating its wing can cause the whole earth to change. Maybe you are a butterfly.

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