Everywhere I go, I see pineapples lately. They have turned into the summer '17 fad.
What's not to love? They're sweet, sour and make adorable decor. They also represent warmth, friendship and hospitality.
Since this recent fad, there is a quote I have been seeing that really stood out to me:
Be a pineapple; Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.
While it may seem cliché, living by these three things can really change the perspective and opinion you have of yourself – the most important opinion of you there is and the only one that truly matters.
Self-esteem and confidence is something that every single person on this planet desires, and is a critical ingredient of being 100 percent content in your own skin, and in your own life.
Confidence is also the one thing that can make you stand out in a crowded room.
When it comes down to it, confidence can be the deciding factor of whether you get your dream job over Jane Smith or not. It can be the difference between you landing a spot in the school play or it being given to smiley-sue.
Confidence, or being a pineapple, gives you a glow that everyone can see.
So, where do you start? Where in the world do you find confidence?
You tell yourself, "If I was a fruit, I'd be a fine-apple."
Then, you live your life like a pineapple.
Wear A Crown.
Always wear an imaginary crown on your head, and never forget your worth. Stop telling yourself you are not worthy – of anything.
Because guess what? You are.
The only one keeping you from believing you're worthy is yourself.
Wear an invisible crown. Hold yourself accountable. Remind yourself of your worth. Remember that you deserve respect. Do not settle for less.
Fake it 'till you make it. Even if you're doubting yourself – walk like you aren't! Stand tall. Walk tall. Think tall.
Walk into every room with your head held high. Do not hide yourself from the world and the countless oppertunities ahead of you.
Walking with your head down, avoiding the people, places and things around you, hurts no one but yourself.
Do not let anyone tear you down. Stand tall no matter what life throws your way. Do not cower in your beliefs or values. Do not back down when things get tough – stand.
Be Sweet On The Inside.
Remain sweet on the inside no matter what; even the sourest pineapples are sweet.
Don't let your new-found confidence take away from the sweetness inside of you. Spread that new-found confidence around like wild fire. Use it to not only uplift yourself, but to uplift others.
How many times have you heard, "It's what's on the inside that matters?"
A sweet soul and confidence should go hand-in-hand. Otherwise, you just become arrogant – and who wants that? The goal is to move forward – not backwards.
Be honest. Be kind. Be genuine. Be loyal. Be sweet.
Be a pineapple.
So, to all the 'pineapples' out there who might be doubting themselves right now, just remember:
– Stay Golden –