Do you like the person you see in the mirror every day? Why not? You have to spend forever with that person. Don’t you think it would be easier if the two of you got along? Before you can make peace with the world, you should make peace with yourself.
There is nothing wrong with you, as you think it is, but you made the mistake to gather evidence that you are broken. You managed to convince yourself that this lie is true. Well, you are not perfect, nobody is, but you are not broken either. You are only confused.
A certain level of confusion will always be present in your life. It is the same for everyone else. They are only better at faking confidence. Accept that you don’t know what to do next. There is no shame in that. It is a brave thing.
Once you accept that you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s time to talk to the person in the mirror and get to an agreement. The parts of you that you run from, are necessary, if you want less confusion. Don’t cripple your progress by being less than you can be. The life that you want requires all of you to be part of it.
What you keep hidden from the world, should not be hidden from yourself. It should be what fuels your progress when things won’t go as planned. Accept the entirety of who you are, and make the best of every little part.
Courage is a necessity in life. Many times you will be required to be brave, and your progress will depend on your answer. There are many things that look frightening in this world, and you will come upon a part of them in this life.
When this happens, you can run, freeze, or keep moving forward. The hardest part to do is to keep moving forward, but at the same time is the best option for you. Every time you don’t run from the things that scare you, a transformation takes place inside of you.
You become aware that you are capable of a lot more than you previously thought was possible. Next time you are afraid, you can run or you can freeze, but this will bring you no benefits. It will only make everything more difficult, and the next time you are met with the same obstacle, it will be harder to overcome.
Courage is something that you need to start cultivating in yourself because it comes in handy in every situation. You gain courage by facing what is scary. First, you face what scares you the least, and you keep going until you don’t feel the need to run anymore.
When running is no longer an option, even if it doesn’t feel like it, you have more freedom than ever. Move forward cautiously, but keep moving, knowing that you might be wrong and that you might fail. Understand that courage is both a result of your actions and the force that keeps you moving forward.
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