When bad things happen, it’s time to stop blaming anyone and everyone besides ourselves. Stop pointing the finger out, and instead point it in. It’s at this point when we look at ourselves, that we can actually do something about it. Problems don’t just go away when we don’t deal with them, and it’s time that we stop acting like issues will somehow just disappear when we don’t look at them.
Who are we letting down when we aren’t honest with ourselves? The only person we are actually letting down is ourselves, and in return it is through our lives where we can let everyone else down when we are also down.
And so, why do we let ourselves down and others down? It is always fear that keeps us from dealing with what needs to be dealt with and keeps us from being honest with ourselves. Fear will keep us from ever stepping out and doing anything with our lives. Want to know how to overcome this fear? Don’t expect to be perfect. You can’t live up to that expectation.
A note to perfectionists – Breathe. It’s okay to not be perfect. Believe that and move on with your life. Seek out answers and help along the way, and all will be just fine. Lean in to your journey and listen to guidance along the way. You are never alone. Fear likes to corner us and make us believe we are alone, but that’s never the case. So, are you ready to tackle the fear you have been facing? Look outward.
The first step in getting help is realizing that you can’t do it all yourself, and you don’t have to. Stop isolating yourself and trying to come up with solutions on your own. Be strong and be encouraged.
Second, you have to face the facts at some point. No matter how tough it is sometimes, sometimes the need is to look in the mirror and just be honest. What is it that’s wrong and what needs to be done to fix it?
And third, keep moving. Just because something terrible happens, you can’t stop. You are meant for so much more than stopping. The rest of us need you to keep going.
When you are honest with yourself, it is then and only then that you can deal with your current situation and begin living with more impact. Be honest and make a difference starting, today.