Love Yourself The Way Kanye Loves Kanye

Love Yourself The Way Kanye Loves Kanye

Have an undeniable belief in yourself.

Everybody lacks confidence. Most of the time we go through life feeling like our potential is anonymous. We desperately want people to see our value and what we have to offer, and, fact of the matter is, most of the time they don’t. We will go through life wondering why we never got that validation--that others believe in us--and that can weigh heavy on our confidence. This lack of belief from others will cause us to lose our own confidence.

We can’t go through life doubting our ability, or we will never be able to fulfill our full potential. With final's week here, many of us will be cramming last minute for a test, writing papers until 3am, and wishing that it was all over so we could just curl up in a ball and slip into a coma for 12 hours. All this stress and anxiety can cause us to doubt ourselves on whether we can really pass a class or whether we can truly achieve our dreams--whatever they may be.

A key to remember in these stressful times is to be sure to love yourself. NO! Even better: love yourself the way Kanye West loves Kanye West. It is no secret that Kanye West loves Kanye. I mean the guy made a song on his new album Life of Pablo called “I love Kanye." The man thinks extremely highly of himself. He even believes that he could be president in 2020. I mean, I love myself, but I know that if I run for president in 2048, I will more than likely get two votes: my mom and I, that’s if I can vote for myself. Kanye’s belief in himself is through the roof on a worldly scale. He feels that he can achieve anything that he sets his mind to, and has a confidence like that is inspirational. So why can’t we love ourselves the way Kanye loves Kanye?

We all have flaws and we all mess up at times, but continue to have the confidence that no matter what you fail on or are going through, that you have the ability to make it out on top. If you got one day until your final and haven’t studied yet, don’t doubt yourself. Put 100% into cramming for that test and get the solid C grade you deserve.

Loving yourself doesn’t have to mean that you love everything about yourself from head to toe, but it is accepting your flaws and being content with them or content with your efforts trying to change them. Whether that is trying to be a better person or working out more, you don’t have to never fail. You just have acknowledged the brief failure and put blood, sweat and tears into the next attempt. So love yourself and have an undeniable belief that you can do whatever you set your mind to and when it’s all said and done you will have seen where your potential can take you. So go ahead and love yourself the way Kanye loves Kanye.

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7 Things That Annoy Volleyball Players More Than Anything

How to get under a volleyball player's skin in two seconds.

I'm not sure why but volleyball players are a very particular group of people — we like what we like and we HATE what we don't, especially when it is volleyball-related. If you're a volleyball player, I'm sure you can relate to this list and if you're not a volleyball player, now you know exactly how you will be able to get under our skin.

1. Girls who wear spandex in public

Don’t get me wrong, we wear spandex for a living. We understand WHY people wear them to workout. But wearing them to the dining hall, class or anywhere that isn’t the gym… please don’t. Put on some shorts or leggings — PLEASE.

2. The “I’ll beat you in volleyball” line

For some odd reason when someone who likes you finds out that you play volleyball, they say this. I’m not sure why, but its really annoying that people think they’re better than you (a collegiate athlete) at the sport you’ve been playing your whole life.

3. When guys mention that they only come to your games because you wear spandex

You’re right, why would any appreciate our athletic ability when you can simply appreciate our butts.

4. Freshman who don’t think they have to do their Freshman duties

PSA: Every single school has freshman duties; YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY FRESHMAN WHO HAVE TO DO THEM. Everyone has done them when they were a freshman. Stop complaining, do your duties, and play volleyball because after your freshman season you’ll never have to do it again.

5. When people try to tell you that volleyball isn’t hard

Why don’t you jump for three hours straight and throw your body on the ground hundreds of times and tell me how easy it is.

6. The word "spike"

I honestly feel bad about hating this so much but nothing nothing NOTHING annoys us more than when someone uses the work "spike". For some reason this word went out of style a longgggg time ago and nobody got the memo except the people in the volleyball world. Instead of telling your friend that they had a good spike, tell them that they had a great "hit." HIT = SPIKE.

7. Balls that aren't perfectly blown up

Volleyball players are hands down the most high maintenance group of people when it comes to our sport. I will go through an entire ball cart to find the best ball possible... if the ball is flat, no matter what contact you make it is going to be bad. If the ball is too hard, no matter what contact you make it is going to be bad.

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FIFA 2018 Brings Unforeseen Emotions, Sets New Heights in Russia


June 14 was not just an ordinary Thursday. For over 32 nations and millions of people worldwide, that was the beginning of their own Hunger Games: the 21st FIFA World Cup. I, too, was in ecstasy to see young men fight in a battle for athletic superiority and the chance for their nation's flag to be held high so everyone could see. However, as the matches progressed and the brackets tightened, the only positive aspect of the tournament was the hilarious, witty Volkswagen and Bud Light commercials.

Every 4 years, FIFA, the International Federation for Football, host the World Cup tournament in a different nation based on a bid. The most recent tournament in 2014 was hosted in Brazil, and Germany was crowned the champion after a very slight defeat against the Argentinians led by Lionel Messi.

This year, Russia got the winning bid to host the World Cup in stadiums throughout the western part of the country. Some of the stadiums were located in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad and Saransk to name a few. As the host, Russia received the opportunity to play in the cup and fared out really well in the competition.

Coverage by FOX News and ESPN gave me the opportunity to relish an athletic marvel from the comfort of home. As the days went by so did my hopes for the expected countries to reign supreme. Early on in the tournament, Lionel Messi's leadership made his team crumble apart right away in the Round of 16 against Paul Pogba and the French. Likewise, Cristiano Ronaldo's predictable angles for shooting goals left the Portuguese surprisingly devastated in the Round of 16 as well against Suarez's uncanny victory for Uruguay.

As the tournament progressed, the stakes got higher and the geographic strength of narrowed. By the Quarterfinals, the goal-shooting prowess eliminated Latin America, with Brazil being the last to go, such that the tournament became an exclusively European club. The quarterfinals ignited the shots that shocked the world because, for the first time in FIFA history, neither Brazil nor Argentina qualified for the semi-finals.

In the European circuit, Belgium, Russia, and Croatia showed all of their might against unfamiliar faces throughout the month. Belgium was undefeated throughout the tournament until losing in the semifinals to France; Russia shined rather bright until their head was slain by the Croatians for a seat in the finals against France.

The ultimate battle will unveil itself to the world in just a few days, so we will see who reigns supreme: the French or the Croatians on July 15. It will be a game like no other.

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