Give Yourself Some Credit

Remember when you dreamed about being where you are now? What did you have to do to get where you are today? Did you ever congratulate yourself?

I remember what I used to dream about. Publishing a book, maintaining a growing website, having healthy relationships, landing a full-time job in my career straight out of college… you know things like that. I used to think that was it. My mind didn’t go much beyond those things. However, I realized those were just the beginning. Years ago, you couldn’t tell me otherwise.

Seriously take this moment to congratulate yourself. Think about how much you’ve learned and how much you’ve grown. Chances are you have reached a milestone without even realizing it. That’s what dawned on me the other day as I was thinking to myself, look how far I’ve come.

These things I worked so hard for and dreamed about, are actually my reality now! And guess what, while I love what I’ve become and what I’ve accomplished, I still want more for myself. I have more plans. I can imagine the path I’m going on next because I still have so much to do. But first I just had to reflect and remind myself of where I came from to show me where I am going. So just pause and think about it — give yourself some credit! We have persevered!

I was feeling discouraged because I felt like I was being pulled in many different directions.Then it hit me… Plazz you’ve made your dreams come true. You used to think about doing these things! So many dreams of what I want to accomplish overcrowd my mind. And it can be overwhelming but just know the dreams and constant chase for improvements are never going to stop. They aren’t supposed to!

It’s important for us to always remember what we’ve become and what we’ve accomplished, especially when we are feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. We are wiser, stronger, and better than we were before. That is something to be proud of. I kicked that discouragement in the pants! You deserve to know you are making progress. If you’re anything like me, you have to stop being so hard on yourself all the time. Give yourself some credit! I just wanted to remind you.