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Accept Your Imperfections As They Define You - Only Your Confidence Takes You Places!

Updated on June 14, 2013
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" To Conquer Your Flaws, You Must First Accept Them"

- Anonymous

In this imperfect world, many are trying to mold themselves into perfect creatures through excessive exercising, crash dieting, much sought-after surgery, etc and the results in most cases are huge disasters! We should be aware of the fact that no one is born fully perfect. Our imperfections determine our identity and set us apart from others! There has to be a limit as to what rectifications we can do and only in a healthy way. For example, if one person is overweight, he/she can lose weight through the right amount of exercise and healthy dieting. But if a person is naturally thin or tall, or has a tiny mole that is not prominent, they must accept them and accentuate them well.




Confidence is your biggest asset
Confidence is your biggest asset | Source

A short note on my personal experience

When I was a child, I was extremely tall for my age and stood above the entire batch of classmates. Few of my classmates joked that I looked like a senior. This upset me very much. As years passed by, my height became the main focus of my appearance and people complimented me for my height. Now I am pleased that I am blessed with good height.

 An epitome of curvy beauty in Hollywood
An epitome of curvy beauty in Hollywood | Source

Take a look at the list of celebrities and famous personalities with their imperfections

Many celebrities are very much like us - they too are not so perfect, yet they are successful irrespective of their imperfections.

1. Kate Winslet

It is well known that this British talented beauty has often mentioned in her interviews that she is against size-zero and proudly flaunted her curves both onscreen and off-screen!


Both the people and media's favorite!
Both the people and media's favorite! | Source

2. Diana, the late princess of Wales

Lady Di was 5 feet 8 inches in her teens and had to drop out of ballet classes due to her height. Yet she was born to be the People's Princess who stunned us with her breathtaking looks, her fashion-style, her compassionate nature and her life.


Microsoft founder and philanthropist
Microsoft founder and philanthropist | Source

3. Bill Gates

His massive success and fame in the world of information-technology and his charity contributions made us forget his geeky appearance and his indifference to self-grooming.

Smile Queen
Smile Queen | Source

4. Julia Roberts

Her wide smile won her the title of America's Sweetheart. All My Children's loss is Hollywood's gain! (Julia Roberts auditioned for a role in the popular television soap opera 'All My Children' and was rejected)

Domestic Goddess
Domestic Goddess | Source

5. Nigella Lawson

Such a chubby and robust figure made her a household name, thanks to her hit cooking shows, her luscious face and endearing presence.

Hollywood Superstar
Hollywood Superstar | Source

6. Tom Cruise

Though he is not tall (5 feet 7 inches), that did not stop this Hollywood heartthrob from being the box-office darling and he continues to woo us with his evergreen boyish charm!

Speech King -  "Yes We Can"
Speech King - "Yes We Can" | Source

7. Barack Obama

The U.S. President with unconventional physical features created a huge impact in the world with his charisma, speaking skills and dynamic persona.

Hollywood Powerhouse
Hollywood Powerhouse | Source

8. Meryl Streep

Years ago, the struggling newcomer auditioned for the leading female role in King Kong (1976) and was rejected, with the film director saying she was ugly! Today this same actress is regarded a Hollywood icon, an Oscar favourite with 3 Oscar awards and 17 Oscar nominations under her belt (she is the most nominated person in the entire Oscar history) and a wonder among the stars and the audience alike!

Famous supermodel  with her equally famous beauty mole.
Famous supermodel with her equally famous beauty mole. | Source

9. Cindy Crawford

After Marilyn Monroe, this former supermodel brought her trademark mole into vogue. Some claimed that moles are considered as symbols of beauty and good luck.


Note: If your mole increases in size and become very large or hairy, then consult the doctors. If there is no problem, then just leave it.

Popular Hollywood star who was named Sexiest Man Alive 2008 by People magazine!
Popular Hollywood star who was named Sexiest Man Alive 2008 by People magazine! | Source

10. Hugh Jackman

Since his adolescence, his extremely lanky body was being ridiculed. Presently, this Australian hunk has got a tremendous fan-following with people swooning over his chiseled body, his multiple talents and his famous Wolverine role in the X-Men film series!

Queen of Pop
Queen of Pop | Source

11. Madonna

Teeth-gaps (tiny/narrow) are said to be lucky and this proved true in the pop-singer's case - her long-lasting music career, her consistent affair with the media and her astounding wealth!

Hollywood Royalty
Hollywood Royalty | Source

12. Elizabeth Taylor

Her classic beauty and violet eyes owed their luminousness to her so-called accessory row - double eyelashes due to a rare genetic mutation called distichiasis. As a child, while starring in the film titled 'Lassie Come Home' (1943), the director insisted her "eye make-up" be removed and then realized that it was not eye make-up, predicted that Elizabeth was born to be on the big screen which eventually came true!

An all-time great classical ballet dancer
An all-time great classical ballet dancer | Source

13. Anna Pavlova

The late renowned Russian ballerina was unfazed by criticism against her frail feet and took the world by storm with her incredible dancing skills through her will-power and sheer determination.

Greek God of Indian Cinema
Greek God of Indian Cinema | Source

14. Hrithik Roshan

India's superstar has multiple imperfections - an extra finger (an extra finger or toe is considered lucky), stammering problem and long facial features. In spite of these imperfections, he danced his way into the audience's hearts with his handsome looks, amazing dancing skills and artful acting.


"Winning Breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning" - Hubert Green.

We ought to overlook our imperfections and use our confidence as our main asset. With confidence on our shoulders, we find hope, success and happiness in our paths. If we refuse to accept our imperfections, it can ruin our lives. See what had happened to the late much-beloved Michael Jackson. When the exceptional entertainer Michael Jackson was young, he was good-looking with pleasant facial features and a promising music career. Unfortunately, this immensely popular King of Pop gradually destroyed his illustrious career and himself due to his deep obsession with surgery and ultimate perfection.

In order to achieve our dreams and desires, we have to work hard through suitable means.

A list of suggestions for achieving your dreams in a right manner:

  • Lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Ignore harsh criticisms / taunts.
  • Don't let rejections worry you. There are plenty of opportunities on your way.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Always be happy.
  • Stick to certain people who always stand by you and encourage you a lot.
  • Don't compare yourself with others - each one of us is unique in our own way.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Think positive.
  • Confidence is the key to success and happiness! Always be confident!

Confidence is what these above mentioned celebrities emulated throughout their lives and remain undeterred by their imperfections and criticisms. The same applies to us and this world can be a more perfect and peaceful place to live in if we are all happy and confident!

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence".

- Vince Lombardi.

Copyrights © 2012 by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani

For more related Information, visit the following:

1) If Celebrities can embrace their physical flaws - So Can You.

on www.healthytimesblog.com

2) Celebrities's physical flaws that make them look unique.

on www.helium.com

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ marcoujar: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & read but also for your encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    This post is evergreen and universal...a most worthwhile and insightful compilation of thoughts and examples demonstrating the value of our uniqueness.

    Thanks to Jo Goldsmith for her Gold Metal awards...this was an awesome Health topic winner.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ kerlund74: Thank you for the read, encouraging comment & sharing your wise insights. Happy Hubbing!

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    kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

    A great hub, interesting view. I like the point: "Don't compare yourself with others", so true, how can we do that? Every person is unique:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ whonunuwho: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Yes, you are right that we need self-esteem for our own good. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lovedoctor926: Thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comment but also sharing your wise insight. Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ChristyWrites: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing your pearls of wisdom. I agree with your sensible views. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

    Self confidence...it can make all the difference. Self esteem is the medicine that we most need and adore. Thanks for this fine work and its message sent and well received.whonu

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    lovedoctor926 3 years ago

    Great hub! I agree that we shouldn't let people define us. Confidence must come from within. I don't think you have to prove your worth to anyone. Stand in front of your mirror everyday and say to yourself, I am valuable, special and loved. I accept myself just the way I am.

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    Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    What an encouraging hub! I like how you point out that celebrities who many people consider 'perfect' really are just regular people with a career that makes them famous. Kate Winslet is someone I admire for never giving in to the pressure to be stick thin. That's great about you being proud of your height now that you are an adult :) Vote up and sharing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ zanasworld: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comment. You are right in your views. In order to self-accept and be more confident, we should ignore criticism. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Jo_Goldsmith: Thank you a lot for the read & very encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ zanasworld: Thank you not only for the read & encouraging comment but also sharing your wise thoughts about life partners accepting each other irrespective of their imperfections. Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ sgbrown: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. You are absolutely right in your words. Accepting our imperfections enable us not only to succeed in life but also be confident, positive & happy. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

    Self-acceptance is hard but a must if you want to find a piece of happiness. Others are always going to be critical and point out flaws, mainly to make themselves feel better. Nice read.

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    Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

    WOW! I can't believe I have missed this wonderful hub for the past 2 years now! Maybe my spirit needed to find this, here and now. Amazing and wonderfully written. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and it was so worth reading. Voted up +++ shared and tweeted. Thank you! :-)

    I will be back to read more of your work. Shalom

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    SA Shameel 3 years ago from Bangalore

    @ishwaryaa22... Very thought provoking article. Felt very satisfied as I felt the same way. One should be what he or she is, with all the perfection and imperfection. The one should accept the partner in similar way, I mean, he or she should accept his partner for what he/she is irrespective of the shortcoming...

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    Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    This is a wonderful hub and so very true! We are all born with some type of imperfection, they make us who we are. In order to be confident in yourself, you have to love yourself. Love who you are and be confident in yourself and you can go far in life. Wonderful hub! Voted up, awesome and sharing! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Thelma Alberts: Hi, thank you for the visit & very encouraging comments. Yes, everyone of us is unique in our own way. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

    Wow! It´s a long way to come down here and write my comment. I enjoyed reading this awesome, interesting and inspiring hub. Yes, you´re right. We have to be true to ourselves and accept our imperfections. Everyone of us is unique. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared;-)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ livingsta: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    So true Ishwaryaa although it might seem difficult. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up and sharing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Marilyn Kee: Thank you for the read & encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing!

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    Marilyn Kee 4 years ago from Penang, Malaysia

    Indeed very motivating hub published. Excited to read more of your hubs!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ anupma: Thank you for the read and very encouraging comments. Happy hubbing!

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    Dr Anupma Srivastava 4 years ago from India

    Awesome hub. . Thanks for such inspirational hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ pstraubie48: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comment but also sharing your pearls of wisdom. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    Great hub. Loving ourselves with all of our imperfections is very freeing. I have not completely accomplished this but thanks to a friend who many years ago made me believe in me...I've "come a long way, baby."

    Imagine the interesting characters we would have missed out on in the stars you listed had not been true to themselves and gone on to make their dreams come true.

    Thanks for sharing this

    Sending Angels to you :) ps

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lifesparadox: Thank you not only for the read & encouraging comment but also sharing about yourself and your confidence and all. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    lifesparadox 4 years ago from USA

    Great hub!! I was always made fun of because I have a lot of freckles. Things that were said to me all though out my childhood years were horrific and I allowed it to damage my self esteem. My mom always told me they were angle kisses but, it just didn't help. Now that I am a grown woman and have expressed my hatred toward the freckles and dealt with the harsh criticism for so long they don't bother me as much. My friends have told me that when they look at me, they don't even see them. They are just a part of me and when people get to know me, they disappear. I am confident and happy with what God has given me. They have almost disappeared when I look at myself now, I do not see as many : ) Thank you for this hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @Vellur: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing your pearls of wisdom. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

    Being who you are and being proud is the secret to a happy and successful life, voted up. Awesome hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lindacee: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing about yourself. We all ought to accept our imperfections and be confident. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

    In a world so obsessed with perfection, we often are too hard on ourselves when it comes to minor shortcomings. I too, was tall for my age and towered over even most of the boys in my class. Now, I am proud to stand tall! I really enjoyed this Hub. I hope it is an inspiration for young people not be too consumed with outward appearance.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ DeborahNeyens: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comment but also sharing about yourself. Many have flaws and are often criticized for that but eventually came out of it. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

    This is such a great message. When I was a child, I hated being a redhead because I was different and was called names like carrot top and red). Now I've embraced it. I often get asked who colors my hair, but I've never had to spend a dime on hair color or highlights, to the envy of all my friends.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Tracy Lynn Conway: Hi, thank you for the visit & engaging+encouraging comments. Even Kate Winslet is one of my favorite actresses. Also thank you for sharing your sensible insights. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

    I am so glad that you listed Kate Winslet first because she is my favorite actress. You have done a fabulous job of allowing the reader the permission to accept and love themselves as they are and that even celebrities have flaws! -Our imperfections make us perfect. Well done, Bravo!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ web923: Thank you for the read & encouraging comments. Happy hubbing!

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    Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

    A pretty good roundup of celebrities and their challenges. Hub was very well done! Awesome!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ DDE: Thank you again for the read and encouraging comments. I am indeed honored.

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    Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Thanks for sharing such informative Hubs, good titles and well researched too. Voted up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Lydia Jones: Thank you for the read & encouraging comment. Happy Hubbing!

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    Lydia Jones 4 years ago from U.K.

    Great message to take to heart. :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Louise Lately: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read and encouraging comment. Happy Hubbing!

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    Louise Lately 4 years ago from London, UK

    an awesome read! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ braydonmoore: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & very encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing!

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    Braydon Moore 4 years ago from Canada

    Simply Great hub and i enjoyed a lot while reading your hub. Really interesting hub and gives the more power to achieve targets as well as increases the confidence level.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi! I am indeed honored by your second visit and read. Your comments always encourage me. Happy hubbing!

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Sharing this truthful hub full of important points again! Thanks, Ish!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, thank you for the third visit & read. I am indeed honored. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    I find myself drawn to this hub... sharing this very important message!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Cris Sp: Hi, thank you for the visit & for very your engaging+encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

    Be-YOU-tiful hub! I didn't know much about those celebrities you mentioned, I think they are inspiring and you are inspiring!

    Thanks, this is an enjoyable read. Up and across.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing the engaging titbit about Obama. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Hi ishwaryaa, and what an inspirational hub this is.

    This hub is indicative of your kindness and warmhearted personality. You're so right about everyone you've said.

    I still remember 4 years ago no one believed Obama would have ever become president. ---Do you know who was sure he'd become president? His wife! That just goes to show you that there's something to be said about being positive and self-affirming!

    Take care and voted up

    John

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Gabby McMahon: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & for your very encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ CJGrace: Thank you not only for the read & for your very encouraging comments but also sharing about yourself and your pearl of wisdom. All the best. Take care

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    Gabby McMahon 4 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland

    great article and love your style! voted up

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    Chris 4 years ago from California

    That was very inspiring! I have always had issues with confidence, and always thought of myself as dumb. I was born with dislocated hips, and though I can walk, I ended up short. I was always made fun of in school as I was always the shortest one in the class. I was also always called dumb. When I grew up, I found out that "slow" meant that I had to learn in my own way, and that didn't mean I was dumb. After I found that out, I passed all of my courses in college with flying colors. When I worked, I found out that there wasn't anything I couldn't do! I still though am very unhappy about being short...5'1". However, with training, I have been able to take down a big man! Sometimes my confidence rises just a little. But your Hub was inspiring!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Fiddleman: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging+insightful comments. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vocalcoach: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & for your encouraging feedback but also sharing your pearls of wisdom and engaging insights. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Robert Elias Ballard 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

    Great write and inspirational. your list of over comers is impressive and the accomplishments. Maybe there's hope for a wannnabe writer!

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    Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    How I appreciate this beautiful and up-lifting message. The only real imperfection comes from hatred. I once observed and sighed over a beautiful woman, wishing I were her...until she opened her mouth and screamed ugly obscenities at her own children. Her beauty faded immediately.

    Real, lasting beauty comes from the loving heart. I spent a good part of my youth just trying to be beautiful. Now that I am old, I've learned what true beauty is. Thank you my new friend for this enlightening hub.

    I voted up and across (not funny) and sharing it with others.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mama Kim 8: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your very encouraging feedback. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Sasha Kim 4 years ago

    Fantastic hub!! I loved every bit of it ^_^ I'm definitely sharing this one!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vasmenon: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. Take care

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    vasmenon 4 years ago from India

    Hi, Enjoyed every word of your Hub. I liked your approach to the issue, and the big message it conveys especially to the new generation. Exceptional writing, strong message, well composed article....voting up indeed.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tranquillite: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. Take care

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    tranquillite 4 years ago from New York, NY

    Wow, truly inspirational! Loved reading every inch of this. Voted up :D

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mary615: Hi, your wise mother was absolutely right - beauty is indeed skin-deep. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tillsontitan: Hi, thank you not only for the visit and for your encouraging comments but also sharing your wise words - we all need confidence to survive in this competing world! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Pamela99: Hi, thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi, it is an honor to get the second visit from you for this hub. Thank you a lot. Take care

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    Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

    "Beauty is only skin deep", my Mother always said. Great Hub. I liked the examples of people you used, too.

    I voted this Hub UP, will share, Pin and Tweet.

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    Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

    Certainly a hub that inspires! You picked some wonderful examples to make your point which is not only well taken but one so many of us need ...without confidence it is difficult to survive in this competing world.

    Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    The message in this hub is so important. Accept yourself! We are all different and unique. I loved all of your examples of many different people. This made for a very useful, interesting hub.

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    Ishwaryaa,

    I came back for a second read.

    What an inspiring voice you have.

    Have a nice day!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Karine Gordineer: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging and insightful comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ healthylife2: Welcome to HubPages! I totally agree with your wise views. Thank you for the read and for your insightful comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, thank you for the second visit & for your very engaging comments. Take care

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    Karine Gordineer 4 years ago from Upstate New York

    What a lovely hub. Thank you. So inspirational and honest for sure. Everything you've written in your article is so true yet how often do many of us forget the reality of life and what is really important? Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom.

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    Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

    What an inspirational hub! We all have "imperfections" only if we perceive them that way. I really enjoyed reading about the celebrities that are successful despite an unconventional appearance. So much has to do with personality and I agree that it is so important to surround ourselves with supportive people.

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    Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    I know I have read this before but it still holds a very important message. We need to learn to love ourselves first and everything else will eventually fall into place! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shruti sheshadri: Hi, thank you for the read & for your very encouraging comments and also your wisdom. Take care

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    shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

    This is a really interesting hub ishwaryaa! A brilliant hub.

    Your words have been very inspiring and i agree with them! Look beyond the imperfections and we shall see a whole new world isn't it? Well said!

    Voted up and shared :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ KrisL: Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Also, thank you for sharing about Ms Clinton and Linda Hunt - I have not heard about this actress till now thanks to you! I will check out her in this link & Wikipedia whenever I have time. Once again thank you very much for your insightful comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Hi, Sunshine madam! Julia Roberts, with her charming smile is one of the finest actresses in Hollywood and your wonderful letter to Julia made you the top among her countless fans - Julia ought to know this! The late beautiful and compassionate Lady Di still lived in our memory forever! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Stopping by to say hello to Princess Di and Julia Roberts, and of course you also Ish! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Maria TeresaM: Thank you for the read & sharing your wise insights. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mmsu: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ suzettenaples: Thank you for the visit & for your engaging comments. You are absolutely right about imperfections making each one of us interesting and we should accept them! Take care

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    Teresa Martinez 4 years ago from Philippines

    Believing in ourselves more is probably one key to true happiness. With acceptance comes contentment.

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    mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

    What a hub!! Interesting read through-out!Very well laid out.The most important thing is confidence and believing in your own-self.More and more people should read this.Voted up and shared!

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    KrisL 4 years ago from S. Florida

    Voted up, and I do like this hub . . . but it troubles me that all the women are actresses or celebrities, and all are beautiful, even if not all are conventionally or fashionably beautiful.

    Why not consider Obama's Secretary of State, Ms. Clinton, who has certainly overcome a lot of challenge and criticism to be where she is today?

    If you want to add one more actress, what about the brilliant Linda Hunt, who didn't let her unusual looks get in her way?

    http://movies.yahoo.com/person/linda-hunt/biograph...

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    Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

    Great hub! I enjoyed reading this. Imperfections make each one of us interesting and I agree with you, they should be accepted. The quest for perfection is neverending because it cannot be reached. I also enjoyed the celebrity examples you give. Very informative and interesting! Voted up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ dghbrh: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. You are absolutely right about imperfections becoming the most-sought after if one have a positive attitude and confidence to go ahead in life. Once again, thank you for sharing your wisdom. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ KDuBarry03: Hi, thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. I wrote this hub to spread awareness about the importance of accepting our flaws and be confident and happy. Take care

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    deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

    Dear its awesome...indeed very true. The disadvantage some times becomes most sought after advantage if one has a positive attitude and the passion to go ahead in life. If we simply try to excel in what we are inside which is by way most easiest thing to do then life is brightest.

    Your informative and illustrated list of celebrities is very nice....Captivating hub it is...all votes up and passing it on.

    Deergha

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    KDuBarry03 4 years ago

    Wow, Ishwaryaa, you put a lot of time and dedication getting this hub together with some great imperfections :) Thank you for sharing this; it just goes to show you can become famous and become an icon for many by living as you are!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, you are absolutely right about accepting ourselves and mangaing our imperfections so that we emerge successful in our own. These stars served as the examples regarding this topic. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    I LOVE THIS. We should all accept ourselves as we are, and manage these imperfections as the stars you've mentioned did!! I am sharing. And this is beautiful!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Hi, nice to get the second visit and engaging comments from you. Thank you. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ jezebellinamina: Hi, thank you for the read & for your encouraging & engaging comments.The film-actress Kate Winslet is an ideal example of a confident woman who happily embraced her so-called flaw and proudly flaunted it. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lindalou1963: Hi. Yes, as per my research, the late filmstar Elizabeth Taylor was born with double eye-lashes. Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Glimmer Twin Fan: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Nice to hear that you accepted yourself. This is only the key to confidence and happiness! Take care

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    Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I enjoyed your hub the second time around just as much as the first. Except for Tom Cruise. Not a fan. :)

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    Jessica 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

    Great hub! However, I would hesitate to call Kate Winslet's curves 'an imperfection' :) My boyfriend agrees...LOL. Thanks for sharing your insights. Voted up and interesting, and following. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work!

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    Linda 4 years ago from Texas

    This was truly interesting! I had to read about the double eyelashes... I had never heard of such a thing! Thank you for sharing.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

    Love this hub. I'll never be a skinny girl, never have been and it's always going to be a battle for me to keep weight off. I'm happy in my skin though and long ago accepted myself. Great read for young girls.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ kelleyward: Hi, nice to get the second visit from you for this hub. Your comments always encourage me. Thank you a lot. Take care

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    kelleyward 4 years ago

    Just visiting this hub again. I love what you have to share here so I"m sharing it with others. Take care, Kelley

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    poshcoffeeco: Hi, good to see you. I totally agree with you about Nigella. She is a very pretty and wonderful cooking show host and her cooking shows are interesting. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Nigella is such a babe and if you watch her cookery programmes, they really are quite sensuous. She knows how to use her buxom figure to her advantage. Phew! Thanks for this article it was great to read.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shampa sadhya: No problem or no issues here, madam. I completely understood what you said. No apologises please. You never hurt me at all. Your comments always encourage me. Thank you for your wishes. Happy Hubbing. Take care

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    Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

    Hello ishwaryaa22,

    It's not the matter of your being not respectful towards any hubber. I felt that due to any technical fault may be my comment was not posted properly and I was very much willing to post a comment as you wrote such a beautiful hub. I have gone through your response on my hub but I've not addressed it yet. Kindly, do not mind because I had no doubt about your intention. It was my assumption regarding the technical fault. If you have felt it otherwise then I am extremely sorry for hurting you unintentionally. All the Best!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shampa sadhya: Thank you for being thoughtful and came back to visit again. Your first comment was already there and I always replied slowly to comments of fellow-hubbers slowly one by one. I came over to your hub and gave the detailed explanation of how I paid complete respect to fellow hubbers and responded to all comments one by one in my hubs. Thank you for the read and your more encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shalini sharan: Hi, I admired your wise words very much - "Only our confidence can fetch us laurels and help us survive the adversities of the harsh world" Well-said! Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Amethystraven: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ fpherj48: Hi. Yes, you are absolutely right. True beauty is discovered with our hearts and not our eyes. Thank you for the read and sharing your wise views. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shampa sadhya: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing your wise views. I totally agree with you. Perfection lies only in one's action and activity and not in looks. Take care

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    Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

    Hello,

    Voted up and beautiful!

    I commented on this hub yesterday but somehow I find it's missing. Your hub is exceptionally good and has conveyed a very great message to the society. Our ability is our actual quality and in it we must try to be perfect and should never bother about our imperfections.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ashish04joshi: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rahul0324: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing your wise views. Yes you are absolutely right. We should embrace our flaws and nothing will stop us in achieving our way to happiness and success! Take care

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    shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

    well said

    only our confidence can fetch us laurels and help us survive the adversities of the harsh world

    loved it

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    Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

    I like this hub. I agree that people should accept themselves for who they are.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    ishwaryaa.......I love this hub. It is so true that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder....more importantly, true beauty is discovered with our hearts....not our eyes. Thank you for this wonderful and insightful reminder. UP+++

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    Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

    Voted up and awesome!

    I loved this hub and I live by it. I am a great believer and follower of perfection but in one's action and activity. I never bothered about anybody's look rather I always admire a person's ability to present oneself properly.

    Your hub spreads a very powerful message across the readers. Superb work!

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    Ashish Joshi 4 years ago from India

    Thanks for this hub...I need to take a lead or two from this.

    'up' and 'beautiful'

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    Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    This is the best hub I have read today!! Very inspiring.... very uplifting..

    We indeed need to embrace the flaws within us and then there will be no stopping us

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ billybuc: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. No one is born completely perfect yet this did not stop them from being very successful and happy - only their confidence will help them to a great extent. Take care.

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Look at all the comments here! You have done extremely well with this hub and obviously people are noticing. I loved the message in this hub, so important if people are to find happiness. Great job my friend!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ bac2basics: Hi, thank you for reading and for your encouraging comments. What you mentioned is absolutely right. As we get older, we become less concerned with perfection and become more rational and confident. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ wewillmake: Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ CloudExplorer: Thank you for reading and for your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Anne 5 years ago from Spain

    Hi ishwaryaa22. Thanks for a great hub. I think as you get older you become less concerned with perfection and what others think. You also learn how to sometimes fake confidence. Sadly for younger people there is so much pressure for them to conform to certain stereotype they can become very depressed and withdrawn. Hopefully articles such as yours will give them more confidence to just be themselves. Thank you. Voted up and following.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Bedbugabscond: Welcome to HubPages. Good to hear that you are more happy and confident. All the best. Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Tonipet: "Truly, accepting our own flaws is a great way to nurture what's best in us" is an excellent saying of yours! Yes, you can link this hub to your hub. I am honored by this gesture of yours. Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. All the best to you. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nell Rose: Hi, what you mentioned is extremely well-said. During the certain part of life, particularly childhood and teens, we tend to be hesitant or upset about our imperfections/flaws. After we attain adulthood, we overcome our insecurity about our flaws and emerge with courage and confidence! Thank you for the visit and sharing your interesting views. Take care.

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    wewillmake 5 years ago from kerala-INDIA

    Nice hub and a lot to think...

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    Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

    I love the theme of this hub, the imagery was awesome, and you pinned the tail on the donkey, with all the useful facts about self love, as opposed to being superficial.

    Fantastic job! voted up and getting shared across the digital boards.

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    Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

    It was hard for me to learn to accept my imperfections. I am so much happier and more confident now that I have. You are so right!

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    Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

    What a lovely article, so true and encouraging. Truly, accepting our own flaws first is a great way to nurture what's best in us. Thank you for this ishwaryaa22. I'd love to link this beautiful article to my hub "Happy with People." This is a must-read and share, surely will be loved. Hope you don't mind my linking. Thank you in advance for such honor.

    You're a true beauty. Voted up up awesome, beautiful, interesting and useful. All the best!

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    This is so true, live with our imperfections and not let it get to us. When I was a child I had a very large scar around my middle, and was so selfconcious, but now I don't care what people think because we can only be hurt by them if we allow it, wonderful hub rated and shared! nell

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ prasadjain: Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ssiddhanta: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments.

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 5 years ago from Tumkur

    Good article. Useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Pamela N Red: Hi, what you quoted is absolutely right and well-said. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments.

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    ssiddhanta 5 years ago

    Great hub. Thanks a lot :)

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    Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

    Great article. Sometimes being unique turns out to be a good thing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Hi, nice to hear that you lived by this saying " Be true to you". You are of course being true to you and everyone, including me, respect you a lot. Thank you for visiting and sharing your invigorating views. Take care.

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    "Be true to you" is something I live by and your hub is an excellent reminder! Voted and shared!:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Neetuar: Hi, thank you for reading and your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Neetuar 5 years ago from India

    Well written and Very encouraging hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Happinessteacher: thank you for reading and your encouraging comments.

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    Happinessteacher 5 years ago

    Great inspiring hub! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @iamauldraleigh: thank you for the visit and read. Your comment encouraged me a lot. Take care.

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    iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

    " To Conquer Your Flaws, You Must First Accept Them" is a great quote! Your hub intrigued me! Voted up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ LucidDreams: Hi, Yes Hrithik Roshan have an extra finger. You can notice this in his photo in this hub. Yes, nobody is born perfect yet they can achieve happiness and success only by being confident! Thank you for visiting and reading. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Melis Ann: Hi, thank you for sharing your smart views. Yes,you are right. Most of them may not be happy with their imperfections or flaws, not knowing that these flaws either become their trademarks or did not stop them from becoming very successful! Take care.

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    LucidDreams 5 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

    Hrithik Roshan....an extra finger? really? Nobody's perfect! Great hub with lots of awsomeness...

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    Melis Ann 5 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

    Heartening to note how insecurities as children can become your strengths as an adult.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rajan jolly: Thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging viewpoints. You are absolutely right. With positivity, anyone can achieve happiness and success in their lives! Take care.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Positivity breeds success and the examples you provide are there for all to see. No one is perfect but it's these people who kicked it to their advantage and succeeded.

    Great thoughts.

    Voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow: Thank you for the visit & your encouraging comments. No one is born 100 percent perfect. Accepting our minor imperfections make us unique and stand out in the crowd! Take care.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This is brilliant and inspiring! We all need to accept ourselves and stay original. Well done and interesting!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi, Thank you for the visit & your encouraging comment. Anyone who is accomplished in any field, be it writing, acting, etc can be our inspiration but still we have to be on our own so that we achieve our success in our own way. You are a talented person because first you are born with talents and then perhaps are quite inspired by others. Take care.

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    what a fine compilation you have done here. These great figures definitely inspire many people.

    I find being a true self is the hardest thing in our life, because all our life we want to become someone we admire. For instance, we want to be like a writer we read, like an actor we admire, and the list goes on.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sannel: Hi, thank you for sharing your refreshing viewpoints and your story. You are a unique person and that is what made you endearing and inspiring to your fans here. You are 5'10! Wow! This is supermodel height! You are blessed with it and I am sure others would have gazed at you with admiration or envy! I am 5'7 and half. I too accepted my height. Once again thank you for the visit. Take care.

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    SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

    You are a very wise woman! Our imperfections are making us unique as a person. If we can accept them and learn to love them, our inner beauty will shine through and make us confident and happy.

    I could not help to smile when I read about you being tall as a child. I was extremely tall for my age too, and always felt clumsy and out of place, and got my share of cruel jokes. However, by the time I reached adulthood, my 5'10 height never bothered me again. Enjoyed reading this. Voted up, awesome and shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ thruthfornow: You are absolutely right. Trying hard to please other people is of no use - be yourself is the right thing. Thank you for the visit and sharing your insightful viewpoints. Take care.

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    truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

    Accepting yourself for who you are is the most important thing. When you try so hard to please other people, it never quite works out.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ wheelinallover: Thank you for your encouraging comments and sharing your insightful viewpoints. I agree with you. You are a man of infinitely high confidence and everyone here look up to you and find you awe-inspiring! So did I. Take care.

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    Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

    Believing in oneself, realizing perfection is in the eyes of others, and that someone will find beauty in you no matter what your physical appearance, is what can make each person a winner.

    In business there are those who "wouldn't pay attention" to me because I am unconventional. I wear a beard because I am allergic to metal. My hair is long because I donate it as often as it is long enough to make wigs for children with cancer. I tried suit and tie, and they are not for me.

    If those things aren't bad enough I have been wheelchair bound for 20 years, so look up to anyone over 10 years old. The way I see it is, and it is proving true, it is their loss. It is not personal appearance which defines worth. What you know and who you know is far more important. If you value yourself others will value you no matter what your imperfections.

    Voted up awesome and sharing with my fans on facebook.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for your visit and read. Like us, celebrities are not fully perfect yet they achieved massive success in the world of glitz and glamour due to their confidence!

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    Trsmd 5 years ago from India

    Bynseeing the title, I thought that the subject is about self confidence, but inside nice photo gallery of celebrities, attracted. Thanks for sharing:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Peggy W: Thank u for your insightful comments. Yes, kids & teens used to be like this till their adulthood. Wisdom grows with age.

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Good points made in this hub about how we should learn to accept ourselves. I think that it is harder on kids when they are still trying to figure out what they wish to do in life and how they fit into the grand scheme of things. Hopefully by the time we have reached adult-hood, we have figured out some or most of this. Voted up and useful.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alocsin: Thank you for your visit & your invigorating comments.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    An excellent sentiment and thanks for illustrating your premise with the flaws of celebrities. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Thank u for your encouraging comments. No one is born completely perfect yet their certain so-called flaws can be a blessing in disguise or did not stop them from courting success in their life!

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    What a great and inspirational hub. To many times people try to change what they are for the ideal of perfection. HOwever you have pointed out most wonderfully how we need to grab hold of what we have and run with it. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ perfectperception: Thank you for reading and comment.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @kelleyward: Thank you for your visit and reading this hub. You are courageous and confident to accept your imperfections.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ thesingernurse: Tina, you won the title not only because of your physical beauty but also your confidence, poise, the way you carried yourself,intelligence(you wrote engaging hubs, right!) and all. The judges chose you as they saw the inner beauty in you. You do not allow others's criticisms to bother you and You are being yourself. You ran your own race and finally won it! It's all about confidence and positive thinking that elevates to great heights,far beyond your expectations, in your chosen careers! That's why you juggled your multiple careers all with equal successes!

    Thank u for your visit and invigorating comments.

    Have a nice day. Take care, Tina.

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    kelleyward 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading this. I have a huge scar since having closed-heart surgery at 2 years of age. All my life I've learned to accept my imperfections. We all have them no matter how famous we are. Thanks!

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    perfectperception 5 years ago from USA

    Great hub. voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Archana: thank u for your visit and comment.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Docmo: Thank u for your encouraging comments.

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    Archana G Saha 5 years ago from Bangalore

    Great hub!

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    Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

    Great message and well illustrated by famous examples. Love your spirit!

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    thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

    This hub shares nothing but positive things and encouragement. You did it again my friend. This hub reminded me about the image model search for nurses I joined and won a grand title on last year. I was criticized by a number of image model search fans because I do not look 'showbiz' or model enough to them. And they were all surprised when I bagged the title. Little did I know that the judges based the overall verdict to beauty, positive vibes, and intelligence. But you know what, I think I only got the positive vibe. Am still thinking what those judges saw on me. Really, I have nothing much to offer.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @pedrn44: Thank u for your encouraging comments. Yes, positive thinking always leads to self-confidence!

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    pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

    Very interesting hub that I truly enjoyed reading. Self confidence is so important and can be easily undermined if one becomes susceptible to the negativity that surrounds them. Thanks for SHARING:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Melvoy: Thank u for your encouraging comments. Yes, you are absolutely right. No one is born completely perfect and we should get over our flaws and achieve our life goals such as success, honesty, peace and above all, happiness, all with confidence!

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    Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

    I love your attitude. No one is ‘perfect’ and when we accept that it sets us free to be who we are. Your examples are great. Thanks for the hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett. Tesol: Thank u. Yes, we all are beautiful in our own ways and inner beauty is more important than outer beauty.

    P.S. Congrats on the success of your hub "Would You Like a Share for a Share? Let's Get More Readers! It is indeed phenomenal and created a huge impact on so many hubbers, including me! Hats off to you! Keep up the great job!

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    Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

    Everyone had flaws, but we are all beautiful in our own way, especially if what is on the inside is good!

    Thanks for SHARING.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tarajeyaram: Thank u for your encouraging comments. Yes you are right - we must accept ourselves for who we are and we should compete with ourselves only and NOT with others!

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    tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

    Thank you for writing this hub. I really enjoyed reading it. We are our own criticizers and we must accept ourselves before anyone could.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @learner365: Thank u for reading and for your encouraging comments.

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    Saadia A 5 years ago

    You have rightly said that we have to accept ourselves beyond imperfections,believe in ourselves and stay confident. Nice Hub,i enjoyed reading it. My vote up !!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ carolinemd21: Yes u r right- only confidence is the key to a happy life!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ carolinemd21: Thank u.

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    Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

    This is such a great hub. Confidence is definitely key to a happy life. Voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ KrystalD: Thank u. Yes, you are right. People should accept themselves as who they are.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ana Teixeira: Thank u. Yes, You are completely right about the women having more self-issues than men even though men have them too. I agree with you.

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    KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

    This was so positive. People are all unique and different and no two people are alike. It is crazy how we some how get these negative messages that we should be any different than what we are! Thank you for writing these.

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    Ana Teixeira 5 years ago from Oporto, Porto, Portugal

    amazing hub. Every woman and specially teenage girl should read this. It is a well known fact that women tend to have more self-issues than men.. although they have them also. keep hubbing. Voting up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ molometer: Thank u for your encouraging comments.

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    molometer 5 years ago

    What a very inspiring hub, I really enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot.

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas and the ideas of these innovating people.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ sunkentreasure: Thank u for your wonderful inspirational poem.

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    BERNARD LEVINE 5 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

    ALWAYS HAVE A DREAM By BERNARD LEVINE

    Follow your heart

    to the path of greatness

    that lies within you.

    The secret of life

    is to have something

    to look forward to

    everyday.

    Find a dream that excites you

    and make plans

    of how you are going

    to achieve it.

    Feed your mind daily

    with positive energy

    and words of inspiration.

    Take your life to a higher level.

    Stay focused and go forward

    with your eyes on the prize.

    When you run towards your destination

    with passion in your heart

    you will see your dreams come true.

    © Bernard Levine

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @thumbi7: Thank u. Yes many famous personalities came up in life mainly due to their confidence.

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    JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

    Good information. Amazing to see how people overcome their shortcomings and soar to heights.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @mathira: It is an honour to receive a comment from such an inspirational writer as you. Thank u for visiting.

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    mathira 5 years ago from chennai

    Interesting personalities, ishwaryaa.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ dinkan53: Thank u for visiting.

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    dinkan53 5 years ago from India

    enjoyed reading your hub. interesting to know and read about famous peoples.

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