03rd June, 2019
I know I say ‘never look back’, but when I take a look at where I used to be, I cannot help but feel proud of myself. This time last year, my friends and I were anxiously waiting for the results of our final semester at college. In the last year, I’ve begun to take my creative vision and career goals more seriously, and I can say that I’ve done a pretty good job, but hey, what would I know! All I can do is be ready for whatever this year has yet to bring me.”
I think that this is a feeling we all can relate to extremely well. We certainly aren’t stuck exactly in the places we were a year ago, and whatever little progress we’ve made since then is still progress. Whether you’ve moved mountains, or a rock, or even just a pebble, the point is that you got work done, and that itself is an achievement. And just because your rock wasn’t as big as somebody else’s, doesn’t mean you hustled any less, you know? Give yourself some credit because you’ve earned it!
So today, on our journey to being more grateful for everything in life, be thankful for what you have gained in the last year. When you see how much better you’ve done than the person you were a year ago, you’ll see nothing but growth and development in who you are today. Never forget that your only competition should be with yourself and not with somebody you know. Spite and jealousy are hardly good reasons for your development.
The next time the darkest parts of your mind tell you that you’ve never amounted to anything in life, think about who you used to be in the past and face it with who you are and everything you’ve learnt over time. Because that is what growth and development are all about. I’m so grateful for my growth as well as the lessons I’ve learnt in the last year. They make me who I am today and I wouldn’t give that up for the world.
And you know what? Neither should you. Go scale those peaks!
Hey, guys! For my third day of gratitude, I chose to talk about how far I’ve come in the last year and I would love to know about your stories. So leave me a comment below and let me know about it! I’ll look forward to hearing from you!