Filed and Forgotten
Our brains are wired to always look for danger or possible obstacles ahead. It also scans past every obstacle we have already overcome or threat we have averted, no longer registering them. We are forever gazing at the horizon for the next thing.
But, when it comes to building a life we desire, it is important to keep track, remember, note and celebrate all that has already been accomplished because when we file it under ‘been there, done that,’ we forget how successful we really are.
Review How You are NOT Sucking
I have a nightly writing practice of noting what I did right each day, what I accomplished. I allow myself to feel good about myself for at least a few minutes. This is how I counter my natural tendency to focus on all I could do, should do, my shortcomings and it stops me from stewing in my self-doubt and insecurity – which, I know from vast experience - is a habit that is very difficult to overcome!
Especially You Who are in the Midst of Transition/Transformation, you are more than likely feeling you’ve failed/are failing, you’re making mistakes, not doing enough or not doing it right. I encourage you to look at all that you are doing right, all the progress you’ve already made – the hard decisions, steps, work you’ve already been through – how you have weathered storms before and not only survived but came out better, stronger, more you. Trust that you will look back on this current struggle and see how it served you. (How is This Bad Thing a Good Thing?)
You're Not Sucking If:
You are alive.
You are fulfilling any obligation, commitment or promise (even just one!) to yourself.
You are fulfilling any obligation, commitment or promise (even just one!) to anyone else.
If you are doing the above and anything beyond the above, your are crushing it!
Reviewing and acknowledging your willingness to just keep going as well as noting your many past successes is the encouragement and motivation fuel to continue becoming, achieving and enjoying this one fantastic (really!) existence. I urge you to review. I guarantee you are not sucking!