Chasing the Crown for the Wrong Reason
I have been involved in beauty pageants for many years and seen lots of people come and go during that time. Something that still concerns me is that a lot of people get into pageants because they want the glory that comes with wearing the crown, spending so much time looking to the future that they overlook the amazing things right in front of them.
If that is why you started on this path, I invite you to take a step back and reconsider your goals so that you can get the most from the process. While anyone can go online and buy a crown without much effort, the crown is meaningless by itself. If the crown is the only thing you want, you are selling yourself short because you won't achieve the fulfillment for which you have been looking.
It's Not About the Destination
No matter how it seems from the start, pageants are about the journey, not the destination. Paying too much attention to the destination stops you from getting the most from where you are right now, and you don't want to make that mistake because it will steal your happiness. This journey can help you discover who you are and the impact you want to leave behind. Even if you don’t see it from where you stand, you have the power to affect people in a profoundly positive way if you are willing to do so.
You get the opportunity to help those who need advice, but you also have a chance to work with mentors who have walked the same path years ago. As a contestant, you serve as a role model for countless women from all backgrounds and walks of life, so consider the message you want to send to them and yourself.
Slow Down and Enjoy the Moment
I invite you to take a few deep breaths and slow yourself down a bit. No matter the situation in which you have found yourself, look for the positive side if you would like to maintain your motivation over the long run. While losing is not always fun, each lose gives us perspective and keeps us humble.
Each failure makes victory taste a little sweeter when we finally reach the goal we set from the beginning. If you take a minute to look in the mirror and ask why you have come here, you will find the answer as long as you are honest with yourself.
Finally, winning a contest is enough to establish any woman as a role model to people of all backgrounds. The winners can use this status to inspire others to stand up for the things in which they believe and to chase their dreams. Even though we might have different motivating factors, we all share the vision of improving ourselves, each other and the world.
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