Daily Inspiration – Be Yourself
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 🙂
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 🙂
You are so young and knowledgeable. Your parents must be very proud… Thanks for all you lovely inspiring words…
Hey thank you so much! 🙂
You did it again, Tom. So wise and you make me proud to know you…….. this grandma wants to adopt you 😉
awe! aha thanks 🙂
You really are an angel. ^^ Peace & Love. ❤
Your too sweet! 🙂 Thank you.
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.
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.
That’s so awesome!! Stick to that. And never back down from what you want to do 🙂
Thank you for the inspiration. It is a daily battle..the fight to be myself. Sure helps to hear encouraging words from others. 🙂
well im glad you liked it! 🙂
thanks Tom I needed to hear this today!!
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.
Thank you so much! That actually means so much to me. Its so encouraging for me to hear that I’m able to have an impact in someones life. Thanks a ton for stopping by 🙂
come on! keep it up with your positive message! there are millions who need to hear this and YOU can change the world! 🙂
Hey Tom, you hang on to that message and go live it! I bet you’ve inspired a lot of people.
Hey Diana! Thanks 🙂 I’m doing my best!
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.”
I love that!! thank you for sharing 🙂
A pleasure! Keep up the great work.
❤ 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.
ask yourself questions, but constructive questions 🙂
Oh my….What are those questions?
😦 please don’t laugh, Honestly I don’t know.
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 🙂
😀 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–
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🙂 Just GREAT 🙂
Your posts and video’s always, ALWAYS makes my heart smile. Thank you for being YOU!
Thank you for being you! And reminding me that even though I live in a small minded town that it is ok to be me! *hugs* thank you again
Awe thanks! 🙂
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
Thanks so much :p thanks for the comment!
You’re very welcome. I shall certainly be following. It’s always nice to read positive inspiring pieces x
Sticking to your beliefs*
thank you for such an inspiring talk 🙂
you are wise beyond your years, Tom. thank you for another wonderful message!
Thanks for the inspiring post 🙂
Dude you’re awesome I love your personality!!!genuine and heartfelt words are in short supply these days keep up the good work!!
Thanks! That means a lot!
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Be Who You Are ~ Powerful Message
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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.
Be proud 🙂
Beautiful thank you for such a beautiful message 🙂
well thank You! 🙂
You are lovely 🙂
wow that was a beautiful message….:)
Loved this!! It was just what I needed to stumble across today on this ridiculously wintry looking Spring day… 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
awe! Well thanks for stopping by 🙂
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!
It seems you’re wise beyond your years Tom. Great post!
Thank you for such a wonderful post, likewise, for the wonderful man in you.
Right on! Stay positive, the world needs it. PMA All Day!
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Yours is bravely open and I’m glad it is having a happy ending, so to speak.
Thanks for liking my recent post, appreciate it.
All the best
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 🙂
Thanks so much! i’m happy that I was able to have an impact 🙂 Have an amazing day
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.
Thanks for the comment buddy! You got it. Its so much more rewarding to be yourself 🙂