°o° As the sun sets on another wonderful week, I am choosing to be grateful. It's an action and requires me to mentally and emotionally make a decision to CHOOSE to think of the things I am so blessed with and be thankful and to CHOOSE to dispose of the ugly thoughts that are attempting to consume my mind and make me forget all that I am blessed with. .
Truth time: There are so many wonderful things that come from participating in this instagram community. But one down side is negative thoughts of comparison. Today, I woke up struggling with this a little extra. I know deep down I am blessed and I am enough. But I am also human and after consecutive rejections, it's hard not to start wondering "what's wrong with me?" "Am I not good enough?" etc.... .
I feel it's important to say, it's ok to let yourself feel sad. It's ok to have a moment to feel those things and acknowledge you are feeling them. It's so much healthier than to sweep them under the rug and pretend you're fine. Allow yourself to talk about them or even just write them down. It often gives you perspective hearing it out loud or just helps to feel validated. Then, it's what you do next! I have my moment and then I dust myself off and try again! .
In this community, we talk a lot about chasing your dreams. But we don't really talk about how many times we might fail before we achieve them! Sometimes we have to keep trying, other times we need to adjust our game plan, sometimes we need to ask for help....But the important thing is to NEVER give up!! We need to be willing to fail or be rejected in order to be open to the possibility of success!! .
So today I choose to recognize how many opportunities I have been blessed with and be grateful, and yet still have the faith in myself to keep moving forward toward new dreams until I achieve them! It might take me a lot of tries and I might hear a lot of NOs. I might see other people succeed and be tempted to think I am not as good as them. But I KNOW we are all different and special and I bring my own talents to the table! So I will keep moving forward!! .
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