Lately. . . .
After reflecting on my day and reading this quote, I realized that when I interact with certain individuals in particular settings I attempt to impress them.
Now I’m questioning why do I do that? Why don’t I realize it at that given moment? Was I attention seeking ? Was this apart of my insecurities?
Why am I attempting to impress?
Trying to impress others does nothing but hurt the individual trying to hard. I’m realizing that I don’t surround myself around individuals who think highly of me, so I try to change people perception of me. I tend to feel like I don’t fit in or I can’t be myself around others. Sadly when I’m around people you might think I should be comfortable around I feel the same. I feel like I’m not loved, unappreciated, unnoticed, etc…
How I would address the issue moving forward
My actions stem from a lack of confidence and an abundance of insecurities. I have to try focusing on how to build up my self-confidence, becoming more open minded, accepting things for what they are, and increasing self-awareness.
For those who can relate keep in mind that you are perfect no matter what emotions you’re feeling. No need to impress when you’re already impressive!