Kanye West is a lot of things, but at the top of that list is a confident artist (probably closer to narcissist, tbh). Whether you love him or hate him, some of his self-absorbed ramblings can actually teach us all a thing or two about self-love and courage. Here are some of his most hilarious, over-the-top self-love quotes to motivate you to be the fearless individual everyone hopes to be. Just keep in mind the difference between loving yourself and being narcissistic, for everyone's sake.
Own your skills.
Your abilities and strengths are important to know, they are what make you stand out as unique. Sell yourself, and be proud of your accomplishments. Just maybe be sure not to say this Kanye-mantra out loud. Positive self-talk with this one, people.
Believe in yourself.
If you don't believe in yourself, who will? You can accomplish anything you put your mind to, just know it might not be easy.
Be aware of your flaws.
Awareness is different from dwelling. Don't set yourself up to fail by volunteering to do something you know you're not good at, and don't be afraid to be upfront with your personal limitations. Reminding yourself what you're good at is always a bonus, too.
Set your goals high.
No one was meant to settle for mediocrity. Aim high and work harder to accomplish your goals. It won't be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.
Be yourself, regardless.
Don't let the opinions of others influence how you view yourself. Your self-love shouldn't depend on praise, because no one can be a better you than you.
Always strive to be better.
Nothing is going to come to you unless you work for it. Set yourself up for success by taking the steps necessary to achieve your goals. Once you get to the top set a new goal and keep climbing.
Try to serve as an inspiration.
Self-love and happiness is contagious, and once you achieve it, spread it wherever you go. Your friends and family are sure to notice a difference in you and themselves.
Don't forget where you came from.
Everyone has a different journey, but your past is what made you who you are today. No matter where you come from, you can achieve just as much as anyone else.
Kanye West is king of knowing your worth and we can all take a few notes on this topic. Whether it's interrupting an acceptance speech, or declaring a political run that may or may not come to fruition, be confident with who you are. If you find yourself struggling to do so, consider changing your middle name for a constant reminder.