I’m finally to a point where everything I’m doing is what I wanted to do last year. The blog, the podcast, and finally having a job in the media/film industry. I’m only in the beginning of my career but I’m so proud of how far I’ve come. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still go through phases of feeling like It’s not enough. Like I’m not doing enough.
It’s not as bad as it was when I had no idea what I wanted to do in life, but it still creeps in. The stress the pressure. I just want to fast forward to when I’ve built a brand and network that doesn’t have an agenda, That promotes content that educates, uplifts and supports all people. To when I own property and have a family. At sometimes I overwhelm myself with thoughts of not being close enough to that.
I have to remind myself just how far I’ve come. I started out lost with nothing but a dream and now things are starting to take off in the right direction.
“If there’s no struggle there’s no progress.”
Sometimes on the path we get so caught up with rushing to our destination, that we forget to enjoy the journey. We forget to pat ourselves on the back for every little accomplishment. We forget that it is those little things that move us closer to our final goal.
Setting a goal and achieving it is huge! No matter how short term or small it seems it is an accomplishment. And if you can’t be proud and give yourself praise who will?
Having big dreams or goals, can cause you to feel stress and anxiety. Constantly feeling like you aren’t doing enough. It’s that way of thinking that propels you forward but it can also get you down and make you feel discouraged. There are ways to keep up your motivation, but not beat yourself down. Encouraging and uplifting yourself can be just as effective and way less destructive than constantly telling yourself you haven’t done enough.
Instead of saying “Yeah that was cool but that’s not enough” try “Yasss! We crushed that goal now we are on to the next. Even small progress is progress!”
It’s okay to celebrate an achievement. It’s okay to marvel at how far we’ve come. Just because we still have a long way to go doesn’t mean we have to delay feelings of joy and enjoying the life we have right now.
You’ve come a long way. That’s why you should be proud. That’s why you should keep going. You got this. The hard part was finding the path now all you have to do is follow it. It will take you down it will take you up, but in the end it will lead you to the life you’ve always wanted.