Do you know that we are all story tellers? Yes, everyday.
We all have a story in our heads about ourselves and we have the right to write it. Others will, throughout our lives, strive to write the story for us, to fill the book with their words. And you, you have to not let that happen because this is your book of life.
By all means listen, discuss, think on what others say. There are some kind and wise souls out there who truly only want your best. But only you really know you.
So choose how you write your story. You will build your life out of it and define who and how you are. Use the words you want, the best words to describe, not the words that limit you and hold you back. Become a great author and write a magnificent story. And tell yourself it, over and over. Start today.