Its easy to be our own worst critic but difficult to be our greatest ally. When you have the opportunity to build yourself up or tear yourself down most people take the easiest route and go negative. If we loved ourselves unconditionally for the unique and awesome person we are the ability to love others freely would be simple. There will never be another you. There will never be another right now. There will never be a perfect moment or a "if only" that will make everything better. It is is all on your shoulders and whatever awesome sauce you bring today, I hope you brought enough for the whole class. Start small so you can go big and acknowledge your progress on your new adventure in learning to love and accept yourself. If you don't think you can do it your probably right, but if you believe the opposite than your right as well. The choice will always be yours and yours alone.
I think I may have heard that statement a million times in my teenage years, but they were right. In my recent Facebook post I talked about the power of meditation. Now before you roll your eyes or tune me out make sure you google famous people that use meditation. I'll wait.........................and there you go. If you have a lame excuse why you can't spend 10 minutes a day on meditation I think you should hang on to that excuse with all that you got. There are probably bigger problems to tackle then, stress reduction, physical and mental health, more energy, being kinder, letting little things go, loving your family more and so on. In fact I would guess that what ever you are facing keeps you successfully stuck in a painful yet comfortable situation and meditation would only move you beyond that comfortableness. Just food for thought. I will now remove my tongue from my cheek and get off my soap box so I can meditate.
I used to get jealous of others success when I was younger. In fact I used to think that successful people were super smart, or even worse they were given their "success". As I have grown as a person I have learned that their is enough success for everyone. In fact if some else can do it that means so can I. To even take it to another level, I have become excited to see other people grow and reach their dreams. Another persons success means that the only thing to ever stop me will be me. If you really are passionate about what you do and it provides a benefit to others than you have a great start to following your ambitions and dreams. Their are plenty of good ideas and services left in the world and the energy you bring to them will set you apart. Being jealous is never a good option, but the lessons we learn from our short comings are. As the old adage goes life doesn't happen to us, life happens for us.
Brent Tibbetts (Me)