Apart from the occasional -momentary- blink of jealousy, I'm past the point of comparing and competing with others in the sense of needing to be "better than" or "just like" anyone else.
I firmly believe we're all on our own individual paths in life and we're not all meant to be alike (how boring would that be anyway??). It is useless to me to covet what someone else has. Likely I have no idea what it took for them to get to where they are, and who am I to begrudge them what they've achieved?
Instead, I focus on becoming a better ME each and every day. I learn from my mistakes of yesterday and apply those lessons today, over and over into infinity. Yeah, I'm nowhere near done learning, and I doubt I ever will be as long as I'm alive. I'm on a mission to be the best version of ME I can be. No. I'm on a mission to be the most AUTHENTIC me I can be, 'warts' and all. Remember, Just Say No to Perfectionism!
I'm slowly but surely becoming more confident in myself, to believe in myself, to trust myself and to be alright with who I am - unashamed, unembarrassed, and unapologetic. I am who I am, an ever-evolving human being who refuses to give up on herself.
My Mission: to continue down this path of authenticity, which I've heard holds space for those around me to feel more comfortable with being their authentic selves, too. I say it's time we stop competing with each other, judging one another's faults, comparing ourselves to distorted images of beauty ... and just LIVE our individual REAL authentic lives - proudly, unashamedly and boldly.
In what ways do you struggle to be your authentic self?
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