“Embrace Your Uniqueness like Amy Schumer of Train Wreck” written by Guest Contributor.
Amy Schumer of Train Wreck
This seems to be the summer for my girl crush stand up comedienne and actress Amy Schumer. She wrote and stars in the blockbuster comedy of the summer Train Wreck. It’s loosely autobiographical and If that’s not enough reason to see it, It stars Bill Hader and Lebron James makes his acting debut!
It’s has gotten some great reviews scoring an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I love her openness and quick wit. This especially comes through in this interview with SXSW Live.
When she is asked “When is the first time you remember making someone laugh?
When Amy Was Young
She says she always wanted to perform and entertain but remembers when she was in a play when she was just 5 years old everyone would laugh as soon as she came out on stage. She loved it, and the rest is history.
She also remembers making up stories and acting them out as a kid and was brought up with parents that made her feel like she was the best.
She had an idealistic feeling of self-confidence that she was able to keep longer than most.She didn’t know how to question herself. Nobody had put that doubt in her yet.
She was actually surprised when other kids criticize her when she started school.
Sophia Grace and her cousin Rosie are the perfect example of this in their performance on Ellen. They are bursting with joy for life and confidence in who they are and their abilities
What Happens to Confidence?
When do we lose this ability to think we are amazing and can do anything?
When do we forget that we wanted to be an astronaut or a ballerina?
Despite any criticism, Amy Schumer might have received from her peers she continues to be an example of being comfortable in her own skin despite what Hollywood might expect of her.
She doesn’t want to look like everyone else
She wants to embrace who she is and she gives other people permission to do the same.
She talks about her teeth as an example and how much she likes them even though she gets criticized for them because they are not Hollywood perfect.
She jokes about her body size and is brutally honest about who she is, sex life and all.
Do you remember what you wanted to do or be before you were told you weren’t good enough or smart enough to accomplish your goals?
I remember seeing a video of me when I was about 3 years old and I’m playing on a couch with my sister she is annoyed because I am jumping around on and off the couch. I remember when I was growing up I wanted to be an entertainer and entered my school’s talent contest hoping to get discovered. Now I realize that I don’t have to settle down and I don’t have to be an entertainer I am enough just as I am.
I think we want to be noticed and loved and feel like a part of something and we don’t realize that we have access to these things all the time if we just go within.
Learn to Embrace Your Uniqueness Like Amy Schumer
Start dreaming again. You can do anything you set your mind to. You might feel beaten down by life or feel bound by self-talk of defeat.
Maybe someone important to you criticized you about your appearance or told you it was silly to dream.
When you go inside and truly love who you are, You are enough. You’ve always been enough.
Here are nine ways you can love your uniqueness.
1. Accept Yourself Just As You Are
Get in touch with what makes you unique. your so-called flaws and humanness are what make you interesting and attractive. If it’s a gap in your tooth like Lauren Hutton or a scar-like Tina Fey, be proud of it. It’s beautiful and unique. I’ve had freckles my entire life and hated them as a child. Now I embrace them as what makes me unique. It’s our own judgment that turns them into something unacceptable. Accepting yourself for who you are and who you want to be no matter what age or weight or perceived flaw you might think you have. Every time you show the world that you are OK with who you are, you are giving someone permission to do the same.
Self-forgiveness is essential in achieving joy and contentment in life. For me, it’s a work in progress confronting and staying with the pain of some of the decisions I’ve made. It’s a daily process, but I’ve learned to view them as lessons and opportunities to change and grow. I’ve learned to let love come in and do it’s part in bridging the gap between my pain and the compassion that can come from feeling deeply.
3. Make The Blips In Life Work For You
Sometimes our greatest obstacles can lead to our greatest blessings. Somewhere, back in my 40’s, I figured out that my thoughts determine my feelings and actions. Which in turn leads to what I attract into my life. Look for the seed of opportunity in every obstacle. there will be a grace that comes in when you can find gratitude for everything in life.
If we think we can, we can. If we think we can’t, we can’t. Again, our self-talk determines our behaviors, choices and many times our outcomes. I know there are things in life we don’t have control over, but we do have control over how we respond to whatever life throws at us.
When we focus our thoughts and energies on all we have to be grateful for, there is little room for negative thinking. Again our thoughts determine our feelings, behaviors, and outcomes.
6. Look To A Role Model
There are many women famous and not so famous who are great examples of being comfortable with who they are. They don’t let societies ideas of beauty define them. Amy Schumer is beautiful and intelligent and does not fit the super model ideal.
7. Go Within
Find ways to nurture your own soul.. family, friends, exercise, Following my passions of writing, working out, reading and yoga are some other ways I nurture my soul. If you like to travel, then find a way to make this happen for yourself.
8. Honor Yourself
Learn to stay still long enough to get to know what you need, and then honor yourself, and your needs, by carving out your own time and space to “follow your bliss.”
9. Never Give Up
And perhaps the most important of all never, ever give up on yourself especially because you feel like there is something about you that doesn’t fit the norm. We are all uniquely divine. Your success will directly be related to how much you believe in yourself
Although all of us have dreams, we also have self-defeating thoughts that get in the way.
The most damage is done when we do not believe in our own capabilities because of something we were told or believed at a young age.
When the mind thinks “I can”, it will seek to find the solution, regardless of current circumstances. As long as you think “I can”, the game is still on. Only when you give up, is it really over.
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