Mar 29

Guest Blog – Be Provocative!

OK, if you’re reading this I’m going to make some assumptions about you.  I’m going
to assume that you are someone who is curious or actively seeking to better
themselves or to simply feel better in life.  You likely read quotes and blogs by
people who say uplifting things or remind you to see love and beauty in situations.
Well, I’m going to offer to you the idea of being provocative.  Defy everything.
Do NOT be happy if you don’t feel like.  Do not find the bright side of a
situation.  But do these things because that is honestly you at that moment.  Look,
we are not here to please others.  We are here to be ourselves.  And some of us
define ourselves as:  happy, active, vegan, loving, wife, sister, brother, engineer,
sloth, lazy bum, mathematically challenged…Just because one person is doing it
does not mean YOU have to.

In fact, do NOT do it unless that is you!  I like my
Facebook feed to be full of positive and provocative thoughts
to help me see the day differently when I am feeling frustrated.  But you know
what?  On my hard and difficult days I sometimes want to punch those positive
people in the throat and say, “Yeah, easy for you to say!  Today is HARD!  You have
no idea.”  And you’re right, they have no idea.  They are just doing themselves.

English: Vegan Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Pat...

English: Vegan Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Patties with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That being said, I offer to you permission to be 100% authentically you every day.  If you have been vegan for 183 straight days and then you need a steak…why not?!  Eat steak.  And then don’t feel guilty.  You are just being you.  Aspiring to be something like on “People’s most Excellent People List” is something I have seen on Facebook.  That person is asserting their goal and good for them.

BUT I think it
is even cooler to just be you whether people en masse believe you are excellent or
not is NOT important.  Awards are NOT important.  IF you have any goal strive to be
authentically yourself every day.  It may
cause you to be provocative and unloved one day but what does that matter if you
love yourself and those that authentically know you love  you as well?  It doesn’t
matter.  It never matter.  All that matters is you being the gift that you are to
this world and offering the different facets of that ‘you’ every day to all of us.

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Jessica Gentry – Infinite Possibilities Trainer

Jessica Gentry is a fellow Infinite Possibilities trainer.










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  1. I love it! I am grateful for a post like this as it reminds (or tells) folks that it is ok to be who you are! People sometimes forget this simple act.

    By the way, I *am* one of those people that like quotes ( I send out a Gratitude Burst each and every day!)

    Be Well.
    Paul.

  2. How interesting to include a guest blog post for the Ultimate Blog Challenge!

    I look forward to reading your blog & may even take this idea for a future entry. YOU ROCK!

  3. Gosh! So it is really okay to not be okay?? Coz I have a feeling that if you let people see that you’re not okay, they tend to leave your side after a while…Who’d like being lonely?

    Or probably, it’s just me 😀

    I look forward to coming in here more often!

  4. Being authentic makes you a better person, trying to be someone your not never works out.

    • Jessica on April 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Hi!!! Yes!! Totally fine to be NOT ok. If you only knew me you’d understand how not normal I am. Priyanka, be you!! Let those people slip out of your life so the right ones are drawn in. Alone won’t happen. I mean, your comment made me want to be your friend. 🙂

  5. I love the post, its says it all, just remain who you are and remain faithful to yourself! Stopping by from UBC. Have a great week. Funny I was looking for the recipe for the photo.

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