Did you see what Rihanna did?
3 Hard Hitting Lessons on Self Confidence from Rihanna inspired by her superbowl performance
“It was fully her vision -- polished, yet playful – and completely self-assured. She didn’t throw in any ballads to show off the power of her voice because she doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone. And she didn’t need to say anything beyond, “Thank you, Arizona” to make her points.It was all an unconventional extension of what was an unconventional decision to perform at this particular time.” AP News
Rihanna is known for her bold and unapologetic approach to self-expression, and her recent Super Bowl performance is a testament to that. She does things at her own pace and in her own way. She makes her own rules. What strikes me about her is that she has been outspoken about the impact that social media and unrealistic beauty standards can have on people's self-confidence and self-esteem.
Here are some valuable lessons we can get from Rihanna when it comes to self confidence;
When she launched Fenty Beauty, she transformed the beauty industry with her focus on diversity, inclusivity, and embracing imperfections. This approach is also reflected in her own personal confidence, as she celebrates her individuality and refuses to conform to societal expectations.
She looks to herself for inspiration when it comes to her own lines, rather than trying to fit into a certain mold or meet others' expectations. This self-reliance is key to building self-confidence and self-esteem, and is a lesson that we can all apply to our own lives.
Rihanna's stance on social media and the unrealistic beauty standards it can perpetuate. Rihanna believes that everyone is taught the idea of perfection through their Instagram feeds, which she completely rejects. Instead, she encourages people to embrace their individuality and be true to themselves, as this is what ultimately leads to happiness and self-confidence.
"The biggest mistake you can make is to compare yourself with someone else," she says. "I hate the pressure that’s being put on us by social media. Young girls don’t know which way to go; they’re still figuring themselves out."
In conclusion, Rihanna's Super Bowl performance and her overall approach to self-expression and confidence offer valuable lessons for us all. By embracing diversity, inclusivity, and our own individuality, we can build our self-confidence and self-esteem and learn to reject societal expectations and unrealistic beauty standards.
And with that, please go out there and take on the world. Your own way, UNAPOLOGETICALLY!
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