Dipo Adebayo
2 min readFeb 22, 2021

Change how you see yourself

Have you ever looked at the mirror and all you saw was a not-good-enough?

Do you often feel like you’re a loser, a deadbeat, like you’re never good enough?

Sure, people sometimes say you rock, but you don’t believe them, afterall they don’t really know you.

You alone see the real you and all you see is a broken record; life lost its melody a long time ago.

And you lost hope on you.

But I dare you…

I dare you to pick yourself up from the floor and give yourself a second chance. Give yourself as many chances as it takes. Don’t believe the lie that you aren’t worth the try.

Don’t give up on yourself.

Yes, you’ve failed a dozen times, but you aren’t a failure. Yes, you’ve been rejected but you aren’t a reject.

You may be covered in dirt but you’re still pure gold.

Your failures do not define you. Your bad experiences don't have to be the lens through which you view yourself and the world

Your life shrinks or expands in proportion to the image you have of yourself and your future.

Don’t expect to succeed if you see yourself as a failure, don’t expect acceptance if you think yourself a misfit

Get an image of yourself and your future from the Bible and make it an anchor you hold on to.

Lift up your eyes from the dark depths of how you see yourself to the glorious hills of how God sees you.

Get excited about who God says you are and where He says you’re headed.

It just might change your life.

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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo