“I think it’s safe to say that all of you know my life whether I like it or not. I had to
stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here [holds chest]. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore… If you are broken you do not have to stay broken. If that’s anything whether you respect me or not that’s one thing you should know about me. I care about people. Thank you so much for this. This is for you.” – Selena Gomez, 2016 AMA Awards
Rather than continuing to please others and create an appearance that you’ve got it all together, be honest. It is okay to disagree when you feel your gut tell you something doesn’t fit your values. Listen, make mistakes, and take responsibility for your shortcomings and fears. Acknowledge that change and growth actually bring you closer to fulfilling the things you love, not further from them.