For many years I focused on what I could not do, instead of focusing on what I could do.
Instead of realizing that I could focus on being the best I can be, just for today.
You see, I felt a tremendous amount of shame for not being enough.
For not getting it right “now”, not realizing that I had a learning disability.
A learning disability that takes me longer to learn.
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Learn things without doing them over and over again.
Shame (Should Have Already Mastered Everything)
Shame, through blame and criticism, distracted me from realizing and embracing my style of learning.
Distracted me from accepting the rate and pace in which I learn.
Shame told me that I needed to already master everything (now) to be able to think good about myself.
This way of thinking kept me frustrated and disappointed at myself because I did not see my progress as a work in process.
Just for Today
This morning; as I spent some time processing my thoughts as I wrote in a journal.
As I wrote in my journal I was reminded of something that encouraged me.
Encouraged me with the realization that all I need to do is my best, just for today.
And as I Do my Best, I Can Celebrate the Progess I make today.
Out of my Control
My realization reminded me that I can do nothing about yesterday or tomorrow.
My realization reminded to let go of yesterday, and not worry about tomorrow.
Just for Today
My Encouragement to You is as I Need to Remember Myself
Don’t give up no matter how many times you may feel like a failure.
Embrace the way you learn and accept how long it takes for you to learn.
“Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.” Robert Orben
“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
Keep stepping up to the plate of your life and keep swinging.
“Failure is success in progress.” Albert Einstein
“Every strike brings me closer to a next home run.” Babe Ruth
Realize that you here for a reason and a purpose. Keep searching for a way to live your purpose.
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” Helen Keller
Don’t doubt your significance and the profound positive impact that you can have upon your generation.
“Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.” Denis Waitley
“Our doubts are our traitors, and make us lose the good that we oft may win, by fear attempt.” William Shakespeare
Being Our True Selves
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