What is that little thought inside your head that says, “This is not good enough. If only we had that, then that would be good enough.”?
I know it’s probably the human instinct to be happy. We have to strive for better in order to continue growing, so we have to have thoughts pushing us forward.
But when does that little voice become a nuisance instead of a helper, and what can we do to use it to our advantage?
I have had that nagging voice yelling at me all my life, telling me I wasn’t good enough when I got my associates degree. Telling me I wasn’t good enough because I only got my Bachelor’s and not my Master’s. Telling me I could not possibly be good enough for a real job. Telling me, telling me, telling me.
When is it my turn to have a say?
Now. And now. And now.
As I said in my last article, it is that little girl who is scared and doesn’t want to end up homeless. She is very well-intentioned, but not extremely helpful or encouraging.
It is my job, every day, to talk to her and tell her that we can do this; together.
It is my job to write down all the things I’m grateful for, because they show her that there is more to life than the scary stuff.
It is my job to be the adult and give her play time, time with friends, time to think and wonder and create.
I may have lived through some very painful times, but it is my job to help her see that there is more good in the future. That we can make it through the day. That there is always someone to talk to.
I have gone to Australia by myself, and still, I only focus on the bad things in my mind. But that is my choice. All I have to say is, “Thank you for your input, but I’m doing just fine today.” And go on about my day.
When I can do that, amazing, wonderful things happen, and I don’t even have a reason to be scared.
I hope that you can find your inner strength today, and let someone else in on the fabulous person you are.
Leave comments about how you make it through the day.