From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story, a story that says, I survived.
I have a scar on my body that I got when I about 2 years old.
It’s a big a scar and based on what happened, I should have died from that accident, how I survived is a mystery.
I had to be hospitalised for almost a year.
I have no memory of what happened that day but what I know is that I grew up hiding that scar so that people can’t see it.
I think as people, we grow up hiding our scars, be it physical, emotional or spiritual.
We learn to hide our scars from other.
It’s only now when I’m older that I’m not ashamed of it anymore.
We all have scars on our body.
For some people scars don’t upset them, but there are others who find that living with scars is more of a problem to them.
Society places a great deal of importance on how we look.
Someone without a scar is considered perfect.
Often the “bad” character in a film is portrayed as having facial scarring which highlights the fact that our society not only views scars as undesirable but also perpetuates the myth that those with scars are likely to be less than pleasant people.
A perfect example is Scar, the bad lion in The Lion King.
If we feel that people are reacting differently to us because we have a scar, it can cause embarrassment and a lack of self-confidence, some people eventually feel angry and isolated as a result of such experiences.
As an entrepreneur, scars are emotional.
Emotional scars such as that of bankruptcy, of having your assets being repossessed and having to face your staff and telling them the bad news are difficult to overcome.
Some entrepreneurs close shop, look for a job and never look back.
Entrepreneurship is a battle, you are going to be scarred, the more scars you have, the more matured you become.
The irony is that in most successful entrepreneurial countries, having bankrupted a business is a scar that is considered a badge of honor.
The more scars you have the more you are likely to be considered a star that “bad” character.
Like a wounded lion coming out a bruising battle with other lions, the mere fact that it came out alive in its own territory, with fresh scars on its body and face is a sign that it has conquered the battle and protected its territory.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars.
My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too.
Scars remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient.
What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.
You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.
The best art is not perfect, in fact the best art does not have to be perfect. It is perfect in its imperfection.