We often get lost in planning our future and that’s okay but once in a while stop for a second and drop everything that you are doing and be present. If you’re with your family right now, drop your phone and take it all in, cherish that moment for a second. Acknowledge what you have in front of you. We are all doing things right now because of what’s ahead and we barely enjoy what we already have. Be in the moment because time flies so fast, you may not have what you have right now in the future.
We’re living in a world where competition is high and we compare ourselves with each other. Even though each and everyone of us is unique in our own ways, we couldn’t help ourselves to think if we’re better than them. Often times we’ll find ourselves in situation where we’re faced with the ugly truth— we’re just not good enough.
There’s always going to be someone better than us in this world but if you want to be the best you have to put in work and dedication. Being the best takes time, and it also takes a lot of failures. There are a lot of rejections along the way but not being good enough is not a sign of being a failure, it is a phase from becoming the best.
If we ever go back to our past failures and rejections, we now know better. We are not good enough back then because we didn’t have the experience and wisdom but if we go back knowing the things we know now, we’re more than good enough back then. We are all born to be good enough, we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. We just didn’t have all the tools yet at that certain time. We just needed time to gain experience and wisdom.
Life isn’t a race and don’t run when the path is broken. Stop for a while and rebuild the path then go back runningat your own pace.
I have seen so many people who are so eager to be successful so fast that they either hurt themselves or hurt others. Never compare yourself to others, we have our own path and some our just lucky enough to get a head start but never let that discourage you nor develop a self-pity. There is no definite timeline of when we should be successful. Ignore those posts you see on social media about “at this age you should have this and that”, just keep grinding towards your goals and focus on your own path. Eventually, everything will turn out fine.
Don’t whine and complain when you fail. Get up, do it again, and try harder.
Sharing some tough love for you all, I have written a lot of Note For The Day posts here, and just a little fun fact about those is that I’m not only posting it for my readers, before it becomes someone to read, these notes are mine first. Every time that I write these kinds of posts, it comes out of an argument I had with myself. My pessimistic and optimistic side often argues, and these notes are the outcome of my optimistic side winning the argument. I am proud of those moments, these notes remind me of those. These notes are also for me— I beat the doubts, and I get to encourage and motivate myself. This is my 19th note, I won at least 19 times. Well, it doesn’t beat the number of times that I lost but I still get to win, and that’s all that matters. I can beat my doubting self, I just have to try everyday and keep beating it even if it means I get to lose most days.
Today is one of those winning days. I’m feeling motivated, I got a little bit of tough love and pep talk from myself and I’m going to make the most out of it. I’m going to be productive today hooray for me!