If you don’t have life all figured out at this very moment, that’s okay. In fact, it is completely normal and it is nothing to freak out about. I say this because if you are a work in progress, that just means you aren’t done yet. In other words, you still have time or more room to improve yourself.
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I remember when I used to feel like I had to have everything put together – every day and all day. I never measured up or met my own expectations. That’s how unrealistic they were. Crazy right? That eventually lead me to perfectionism. And if you don’t know, perfectionism is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.
I am so grateful that I learned how to overcome perfectionism because it would make me think that there was no such thing as being a work in progress. And if it were, it was unacceptable. I only had my eyes open for certainty and security.
But here’s the thing, society makes us all believe that by a certain age we have to have everything all figured out. You don’t though. Take it one day at a time because at the end of the day, it’s your life and it is nobody’s business what you are doing with it!
Speaking of Society
A lot of people like to keep tabs on other people via social media and compare their lives to others. Not everyone will have their moment at the same time. Just because some people are out living it big doesn’t mean you won’t ever get to do the same. And just because someone looks like they have all their shit together, doesn’t mean you have to have yours together right now. Work at your own pace. And besides, everything you see on social media isn’t always how it is in real life.
So if you are one of those people who do a lot of comparing while on social media, then it may be time to do some social media detoxing. Give yourself a break and only focus on yourself. Don’t worry about anyone else’s life but yours. Only keep up with your own life!
Your past doesn’t define your future
Believe it or not, there are so many people who are living with the burden of their mistakes and regrets. You may not know this but there are people who wake up every day and not only regret their past but dwell on it. Dwelling on the past alone is a self-damaging thing to do and that’s why it is always recommended to let it go.
I’m not saying it’s an easy task to do. It’s not and I get it. There are many things from my past that I have yet to let go of. That’s just something I am still struggling with. Everyone heals from things in life at their own pace.
The past can really hurt you if you continue to live in it. I don’t want that for you.
You can still love yourself and be a work in progress
Sometimes we as humans allow life and its obstacles to bring us down and stay down. But it’s important to remember that you can still love yourself and be a work in progress. Don’t beat yourself up if you are not where you want to be in life right now. Don’t be angry inside because your time hasn’t come yet. Believe me, you will get there.
Love yourself for all that you have accomplished so far. Look back on where you used to be and realize how far you have come. That’s what’s important.
Embrace being a work in progress
We have all made mistakes and changed since the day we were born. And to tell you the truth, I’m still learning new stuff and still making mistakes. It’s life. It happens. I’ll be the first to tell you – I don’t have my life all figured out or all my ducks in a row. But the good news is that I have plenty of years of learning and growing ahead of me.
There is no place written that says you have to have everything figured out right now. It’s because you don’t. To hell what society says. Take your life one day at a time. Work on yourself. Reinvent yourself if you need to. Learn new things. And watch yourself grow. Appreciate your growth. Learn from your mistakes and move on from them.
And before you go, please remember…
Be comfortable with making mistakes and accept who you are.
Being a work in progress is a beautiful thing, you just have to believe it.
Life’s crazy, but you got this!
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