I can’t believe how long I put up with being torn down. Trying to be something for someone because of their own insecurities. There is no cookie cutter in life to figure out how to get from here to there. You just work at it. Give your opinion, if it’s asked for. Choose the friends and partners you want to be around. That’s your right. Don’t make anyone else responsible for your own happiness.
I only have myself to blame for allowing this into my life and really, I’m not much into blaming anyone anymore. Especially myself. So let me rephrase and simply say, “I only have myself”. Myself to believe in. Myself to build up. Myself to love.
“Mirror-mirror on the wall who’s the most amazing guy of all? Duh!!??”
Seriously though, it starts with ourselves. With what we think and believe about who we are. This is the chatter within. We know what’s real and what’s not. Even if you don’t have it all figure out (and none of us do) you know if your trying. How could anyone’s put-downs hurt us unless inside, we believed they are true. If there is truth, we can change. If there was truth, perhaps we already have changed. Either way we are the only ones that can know who we are. Unlike you may have been told, there are no mind readers. I never liked people who finished my sentences or told me what I was thinking and I’m sure you don’t either.
Do I sound too bold? I’m not. I’m on fire and passionate about this because life is short. The clock is ticking and this stuff is real. Imagine what you could be if you just started believing in yourself. You could be the best father or mother to your kids. The best partner. The best… you fill in the blank.
Take charge of you. Surround yourself with people who care. Not people who will BS you. People who are honest with the intent to support. Feed your body, mind and spirit with good things because you are what you eat and that’s just the way it is. You got this! This is life in 180.