There’s a reason they say “fake it ’til you make it”. You may have been grinding your ass for months now, but if there’s a part of you that still doesn’t believe that you deserve the fruits of your efforts, trust me, the world can see it.
This is a problem because the only one who truly knows how hard you’ve worked, how much you’ve given up, is you. So if you don’t think you deserve it, why would anyone else?
Maybe you were told your idea was stupid, maybe you were told that you’d never amount to anything of value to the rest of the world, but it’s all noise, and it’s bullshit. So snap out of it.
If you’ve been busting your ass, continuously pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, tweaking the formula day in and day out, why would you not deserve success? Can you actually tell me why you don’t deserve success? Go on, write it out. Write down why you don’t deserve it, and read it back to yourself. Does that make logical sense to you? Probably not.
So go on and hold your head high, wear that crown, and strut through your day like you’re a Victoria’s Secret supermodel. You are the Queen of your world, or at least you’re about to be, and you’ve EARNED IT.
Not much to report on day 84 to be honest, just an ordinary day of grinding, organising and practicing. I am just about done with Bethenny Frankel’s audiobook “A Place of Yes” though, and every chapter in it has held a little bit of inspiration for me, so I highly recommend it!
I will leave you with a quote from it that struck me quite hard after a lifetime of heartbreak, failures, and bad decisions before I decided to become the best version of myself… take the lesson from it, and keep moving forward.
“No matter what you’ve done, even if you regret it, even if you don’t know what the hell to do next, every single thing that happens to you has the potential to open new doors. It happened for a reason—and it’s still taking you somewhere, even if you can’t see it right now.” – Bethenny Frankel
Yesterday, my feelings of being anxious and overwhelmed kicked up a notch. I knew that it was a pointless waste of energy, and I needed to get my head back in the game, but it was like I was like I was doing everything in a sea of molasses.
By the time I got to my singing lesson yesterday night I felt like I was moving towards a panic attack, but pushed through the lesson, and went straight to bed when I got home.
It wasn’t that I was doing more than I usually do (because other than the gratitude journal it was pretty much business as usual), but I couldn’t shake the feeling that although I had been working hard to hit my goals daily, that it wasn’t enough.
Am I putting extra pressure on myself because of the challenge? or is it something else? Either way, I will figure it out!
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who changed the world was written and BEAUTIFULLY illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky, for the children of the world (and in particular little girls).
I’ll get right to the point – if you are a parent, you should buy this book for your child…
Not only does it provide a fantastic list of female scientists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. for little girls to look up to, but it teaches all children to pursue their dreams with grit and perseverance!
As a science graduate myself, I recognized some of the women, but now know MANY more. I absolutely loved it this book and I HIGHLY recommend it!