We all have those days when we see our peers doing their best at whatever they’re doing, and we can’t help but feel as though we’re lacking, somehow. On those days, we have to work a little harder and be a lot kinder t ourselves because the mind can be very, very mean to us. There’s always this nagging feeling at the back of all of our heads that we might never be as good as our peers are. There’s always this feeling of inferiority, for some inexplicable reason, even though our work is being very well-received.
So I figured I’d remind you all, the reasons you’re chasing your dream, right now: it makes you feel complete, it gives you purpose and it helps you like nothing else can. My best friend reminded me of that a couple of weeks ago, and I felt like I needed the reminder again today. Maybe we all do. It hasn’t exactly been the most uplifting or productive of times, lately, and it shows in the way it has taken a toll on all of us. We’re all trying to dabble in different things because all we have is this restlessness, and sometimes it can make us feel as though we aren’t doing enough.
But here’s the thing: you’re doing your best. You’re doing a lot better than you give yourself credit for. Sometimes, you have to be extra nice to yourself and be patient with your productive side. You’re not everybody else. You’re you. You have your own style of doing things and you get to do that in your own time. That does not make you lesser than anybody else. Everything happens in its own time. Things go at their own pace. Progress is progress either way. It’s going to be okay.
Be kind to yourself today, and remember that you have your own path to walk (or make!!!).