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The author Byron Katie coined one of my favorite quotes: “It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.” Exactly.

The best piece of advice I can give is to be happy with who you are — and I don’t just mean with how you look on the outside. Be happy with what you do, with your views, your beliefs, everything. Don’t spend valuable time wondering what other people think. There are people out there who are going to judge you, but if you can learn to be happy with yourself, it will be so much easier to ignore what others have to say. Some things to remember:

• Stay confident. Everyone has insecurities, but try to focus on the things you love about yourself.

• Learn to appreciate your uniqueness and flaws. Embrace what makes you, you. This may not happen right away, but one day you’ll love those “flaws” — and you’ll rock them.

• Remember how lucky you are to be you, and be grateful for what you have. If you constantly stress about the things you want to change, you’ll never be fully happy.

• It’s not just about your own happiness — tell others how incredible they are, too. Spread the love and the love will spread back to you tenfold.

What are some other tips you have for being confident?

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