There’s a fact about life you already know: The quality of your life will improve when you take active steps to see it happen. Not when you dream about it, not when you talk about it, and definitely not when you spend all of your time daydreaming about it.
Consciously or subconsciously, you have always known it is true. It was evident in the times you put in a little more effort and got a reward for it. In the moves you take that set you on course to your dreams.
But in your quest to live a better life, you must remember that some moves you make might adversely affect your mental health. You want to be careful not to do all of these and find yourself in so much trouble in the future.
What are these things? Do you do them already?! Let’s find out.
Stop being so hard on yourself
Take it easy, mate!
There’s absolutely no reason to be too hard on yourself.
I get it! You want to grow. You want to be better and that’s a good thing. And I’m telling you right here, right now, that you can be all of those things you dream! However, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to achieve all of that within the space of a few nights (or months, maybe years).
Remember how they say that Rome was not built in a day?! So was London, and every other city you can think of.
Growth takes time and you have to allow yourself to bloom.
Butterflies start out without wings. They morph, slowly, gradually. Plants don’t just germinate the moment you dip them into the ground. It takes some time (some few weeks before you see the shoot sprouts out of the ground).
You are growing too! You have to give yourself grace and belief as well.
It’s always been tricky how we look into the mirror day by day and see no changes, but over time when the camera captures our image, we see how different we’ve become.
You’re not the same as you were yesterday! Take a deep breath. You’re growing.
Stop Comparing Yourself with People
Don’t compare yourself with anybody. Not your friends, not your family. Not that guy or lady living an enviable life on the gram.
You don’t have the same dreams, the same goals. You didn’t have the same opportunities. You are you for a reason and it’s all you have to offer the world.
There is no one mountain we’re trying to get to the top of. We all have our different mountains to climb. Different races to run. Different destinations albeit the same backdrops.
So focus on yourself and make the best of your capabilities. Things will work out for you in the end (provided you put the grits and energy into seeing it work).
Yes, great people will come. It is however not up to you to fret about surpassing them or not.
Just focus on living your truest expression. That’s all that counts.