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As human beings who are intuitive and wise people, we are great at many things. The human race is full of talent, wisdom, knowledge, and innovation surpassing any other. Yet perhaps the greatest strength of humankind is the power to dig our graves of misery and then lie in the abyss of darkness we’ve created with our own hands.

We are great at self-deprecating, negative thoughts and vibes about ourselves and we tend to master the art of continuously telling ourselves that we are worthless, unlovable, and overall, just a piece of trash. We are so incredible with putting ourselves down and making sure that we never- ever reach our true potential, that if something inside of us tells us that we’re good enough- we automatically shut down and kill that small voice.

What is it about us that welcomes the negativity so easily? That relentlessly berates, belittles, and besmirches our very selves? What is it about us humans that constantly gravitate towards all our misdemeanors and wrongdoings? Why do we always need to be in that place of darkness, where we willingly and almost graciously welcome the devil to do us harm?

I find that it is an intrinsic and almost instinctual part of us that thinks that ‘I am a failure. I will never amount to anything great. I just am a total loser.’ Because honestly, when we observe it from all angles, that’s the easiest way to go. Because there is no going anywhere with talk like that. For it doesn’t require any amount of effort, sweat, and toil. We give ourselves an easy way out by labeling our behaviors, our personalities, and our very selves. We escape the greatness which we are (more than) capable of by belittling ourselves.

Greatness requires a lot of perseverance, an immeasurable amount of grit, toil, and persistence. Moving above and beyond our limitations takes courage, continuous motivation, and an unusual amount of energy. It takes an individual to look into themselves and find the tools required to be better than they ever thought they would be.

Labelling ourselves is easy. We will always find fault in our actions. We will never consider ourselves perfect because we will never be! Human beings were designed to have imperfections, blemishes, and cracks within their personality. You will never find one who is entirely satisfied with themselves, for the need for bettering ourselves and growing stronger is part of our design; it’s how we have been created.

Letting go of the constant need to speak negatively about and/or to ourselves takes a lot of time and effort. We need to make the conscious decision to love and respect ourselves enough to give our true potential the time to shine. Let the light that is inside us spread around us and impact the people whom we interact with daily.

It’s hard to step out of the rut we’re in. It’s difficult to imagine getting out of the dark box and space which we have created ourselves while surrounding our souls with negativity and darkness. It isn’t an easy route. Nobody ever said greatness was easy. Nobody ever promised that the path to the gold is paved with it. That the race is as glorious and glamorous as the finished line. Nobody ever said it was supposed to be like that.

But yes, it is so worth it. When you can finally let go of the Labelling and embrace the part of you which will transform you, which will illuminate and invigorate you so that you can fully embark on a path of reaching the potential of who you truly are meant to be.

Starting now, this very moment, I embrace myself- with all my flaws and imperfections and promise to try this journey of letting myself reach greatness; of being the person I can be.

Leaving the labels behind and empowering yourself with positivity is where darkness ends and true growth starts.

Published by Simone E

Passion for words, people and life. I aspire to find meaning, inspiration, and God in everything that happens.

28 thoughts on “Labelling

    1. So true! I like how you put it. The more we label ourselves with all types of negativity the harder for us to get out of that zone.
      Thank you for commenting! Appreciate your insight, Gary.

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  1. I can really identify with this post, Simone. As someone who labels themselves negatively so much of the time, I know it would benefit me to change these patterns of thoughts – these labels I give myself. I think I am learning slowly as I used to fall into this habit much more frequently than I do now. I’ve still got a long way to go, though. Thank you for your honest, informative and knowledgeable post. I appreciate it very much and I’m sure if will help many more of your readers, too. I hope you are all keeping well. Ellie xx 🥰🌹💛

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    1. Ellie, your comments always gives me something to think about and truly let’s me see that you’re a growth oriented person who’s striving to better herself. Way to go, dear!! ☺️
      We all have a long way to go with this being that the human instinct is to berate ourselves and constantly “remind” our souls that “were not good enough.”
      Hopefully we can all try to achieve some level of stability at some point and recognize our greatness and potential.
      Thank you Ellie for your insights, it is so appreciated 🥰

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  2. This is a beautiful, eye-opening post… I never thought about the fact that if I just accept a label (i.e. “binge-eater”, which I will be writing about today), it makes it easier to just think, “F*ck it, I’m never gon’na beat this particular part of my personality, so why bother trying?”

    Bad baitlessbiter! 🤦🏻‍♀️

    The next time I get stuck in the mire of my labels, I am going to remember this post, and will remind myself that inaction towards change is the easy way out… and I have never been good at learning things any less than the hard way. 😂

    Thank you, Ms. Simone! Excellent piece! 💜

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    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed this one! I think that it applies to all human beings 😜 We are all stuck in our own kind of way and it’s so hard for us to get out of that place..
      I’m truly glad that my post resonated with you and I hope that you will remember next time when that ugly voice tries breaking you.
      Looking forward to your post ☺️👍

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  3. Quote: “As human beings who are intuitive and wise people, we are great at many things. The human race is full of talent, wisdom, knowledge, and innovation surpassing any other. Yet perhaps the greatest strength of humankind is the power to dig our graves of misery and then lie in the abyss of darkness we’ve created with our own hands.”

    That is a powerful paragraph, and the entire post is lovely. Just lovely. I might add that in today’s world, we are taking on the labels we are given by media and social media as well. Perhaps to further validate our own reasons to remain unworthy.

    We surely are more powerful and grand than many of us realize. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you, Lori! Your words mean a great deal to me and I am truly happy that this resonated with you.
      You have a wonderful point about social media and all the labels it offers us. Unfortunately when it comes to the web people often find themselves facing labels and ridicule that try to break them down. That’s a downside that the media has been for our society 👎
      That’s why I love WP. Because we’re part of a community that furthers growth, happiness, togetherness and positivity! There’s nothing like it 😊

      Thank you Lori for offering your insight. It is very appreciated.

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  4. Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on those things that are true, noble, and right, pure, lovely, and admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. It might be a helpful exercise to generate positive thoughts about ourselves, using those adjectives as idea-starters. And if we use other scriptures to verify our statements, we just might create “A Personal, Positivity Proclamation!” For example, what is true about me? I am a child of the King of the universe (John 1:12)! What is pure about me? I have been declared pure, because of Jesus’ sacrifice in my place (2 Corinthians 5:21)! No doubt we could find many applicable, uplifting scriptures for each adjective.

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  5. Embracing myself with all of my flaws and perfections is challenging. Moreover, accepting others, inclusive of their flaws and imperfections is also challenging. Fluctuation between idealization and devaluation of self and others is something I noticed about myself, more recently in life.

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    1. That’s such a true point. It’s so hard to come to terms with the flaws we have, and even harder to accept it in others.
      It’s a constant battle in our minds between thinking highly of ourselves and on the contrary, mocking ourselves and questioning our true worth.
      Thank you for your insights. They’re profound and a pleasure to read 😊


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