How can I continue to motivate when I need motivation myself? Who’s going to give me the same pushing that I try to give others?
If you’ve read some of my past blog posts, you’d probably assume that I have it all together, or at least I’m close to having it all together. But in reality, I really don’t. I still have days when I feel like giving up. I still have days that I question my whole existence. There are many days that I want to throw in the towel and just be over it all, but somehow I keep it all in and put up a great facade.
Whoever said life is easy must’ve been living in a fairytale, because clearly they aren’t living in the world that we live in. Life is everything, except easy. Life is beautiful, meaningful, and very precious, but it definitely isn’t easy. Only the strong will survive and persist through the challenges that life throws at us, and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do day in and day out.
Everyday I push myself farther and farther trying to outdo myself in anyway that I can. My therapist told me that I’m hard on myself, which I probably am. However, I don’t want to fail at anything that I do, which causes me to be so critical of myself. I’m proud to say that as of late I’ve been learning to be a bit easier on myself, and not let the challenges in life cause me to be my biggest critic.
Sometimes we have to stop and remind ourselves that it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to not have it all figured out. It’s okay to take steps backwards after we’ve taken steps forward. What’s not okay is remaining stagnant after a setback. You gotta keep moving and pushing through every disappointment and obstacle that may get in your way.
Life is a beautiful gift that we all should live to the fullest, but just remember that there’s no beauty without hardships and lessons learned, which is the greatest gift of life itself.