Can’t believe this is my 100th post! This might seem a bit of a downer (not according to the thumbnail LOL), but I have a video coming from a deeper part of my life. I’ll be the first to admit that I was not the happiest person on Earth for this reason, and I still struggle with this along with other problems! But I’m imperfect, we all are. However, there is a way to truly love yourself. It is only up to you if you want to see it.
It’s normal to constantly be on your toes, but it’s a problem when that stress takes a toll on how much you love yourself. When I started thinking about all of the little imperfections in my life (including the one discussed above), I began to love my life a little less every time to the extent where I saw no point in living and struggled to wake up in the morning knowing the people I’d walk by were competition not for the program I wanted to apply to, but for life.
For a long time I lived in a very skewed idea of life–I thought I had to be the best. If I wasn’t I was automatically ordinary. Unwanted, nothing, whatever you would call a weakling. It’s because society imposes so much competition in our lives, through grades, clubs, leadership, social media, character, etc. However, here’s the deal: competition is perfectly healthy. Historically it ignited ambition, infrastructure and many innovative improvements that changed not only the world but how people thought of it. When competition becomes unhealthy is when people become too ungrateful. Everyone starts to discover what they’re missing rather than what they’re already gifted with.
So you have to step out of your bubble and see what you can do. Are you really skilled at cooking? Are you extremely knowledgeable in something? Are you just a really good note-taker? You can already thrive. Just take charge in your talents, and you will be a leader from there. Forget about titles saying “leader”, “founder” or “President”. The person dancing on the construction lift is a greater leader than the corporate boss sleeping at his desk. Because if you’re a true superhero, you’re happy with and you love yourself just as you are. The right people will see the light radiating from you and admire you. LOVE your skills and help people who struggle in those areas. That is enough. In that way you are enough.
**Also, I didn’t talk about this in the video because it’d be WAY too long, but competition has a huge role in health and fitness. Think about it. I have to have a better body than her. I need to go to the gym every day for two hours so I’m unstoppable. My food pictures need to be the best. I have to lose weight the fastest. I need the most prominent muscle tones. Etc. But you forget that you’re just competing against yourself. At the same time, you need to love your body because if you don’t do it now you will have such a hard time to do so in the future.