Sometimes, I tend to care TOO much.
It’s not uncommon for me to put the feelings of others ahead of my own.
I would often so much rather avoid any confrontations or difficult conversations that I sit and stew, til the lid tends to boil over, and then I APOLOGIZE. Apologize for FEELING.
I am quick to excuse people, to act like I don’t deserve basic human decency, or common courtesy.
But here is my secret weapon – all the personal development I have done over the years? FINALLY clicked.
I matter. My needs matter. My feelings matter.
And since how you treat yourself is how others treat you – there’s gonna be some changes up in here. I am an empathetic person, I am always willing to listen and help someone, but I will no longer be sacrificing my own feelings and my own well-being for that.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Trust me, I have tried, and tried, and tried. You can’t.
I tend to doubt myself sometimes.
And when I say doubt myself, I don’t mean a little doubt here, a little doubt there… much like everything else, when I doubt, I doubt HARD… I go ALL IN on the doubt. There’s no half-assing things for this girl, which is both a blessing and a curse, if I am being honest.
So when I DOUBT myself… goodness, DO. I. DOUBT. MYSELF. To the nth power.
Every day I fight the battle to keep limiting beliefs and self doubt at bay.
But here is my promise to myself – I WILL fight this battle. I WILL fall, and rise again. Every single time I doubt myself, I will remember what I have overcome, and I will keep going.
Every single decision you HAVE made has led you to where you are. Every single decision you WILL make will change the trajectory of where you will go!
It’s one small decision that can lead to huge changes!
Think back to a time you made a decision – how did it change YOUR life?
Every day, I SHOW UP.
Some days I am ALL FIRED UP, and I kick ass, and it goes down in the history of productive days.
Other days, I take maybe ONE step closer to a better me, a better life. But I still take a step, and that step matters.
You are WORTH showing up every day, and every.single.step.matters, no matter how small. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
It is when you BELIEVE, and when you string together these moments, paired with those days that you are just uneffin’stoppable, that you are gonna SOAR.
So WILL you soar? Or are you content to just get by?
Nothing else to add to this!
It all starts with your M I N D S E T.
Why do YOU think some people are successful in life and some are not? What strikes you as a determining factor?
It’s so cool to get different opinions, and perspectives!
Focus on building a COMMUNITY, not an AUDIENCE. From Chris Brogan, I learned the value in this distinction: in an audience, all the seats face the same direction. In a community or tribe, people want to BELONG rather than be ENTERTAINED.
Which one are YOU building?