Thursday Thoughts

As much as I can tell you how amazing you are, if you don't truly know that for yourself, no one can convince you otherwise. When you know something, there's an unbreakable certainty that you have enough knowledge about a topic or field in order to engage in conversation or handle a specific task. You study for hours and spend time on a subject until that information becomes second nature.

Knowing yourself requires that you trust that you have the capabilities to figure things out without going to others for advice after you've made a decision that you believe works for you. That doesn't mean that you should never ask others for second opinions. It means that you shouldn't discredit your experiences and rely on someone else that you respect simply because that person is more experienced. Experience is a result of action. The more you do, the more you learn.

NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING not even the "experts." I had to come to terms with myself and realize that truth. We're all trying to get our lives together one day at a time.  When you believe that you're not enough, doubt takes a first class seat in your mind. According to what standard are you not enough? Give your all and if that doesn't measure up to someone else's standards, that has absolutely nothing to do with you. Acknowledge when you've done your best and leave it there.

Let it go.

That's asking a lot. I get it.  As a recovering perfectionist, I constantly just want to do one last tweak when I'm done with a task. Then,  I realize that I could have done something differently hours later and get frustrated for not thinking of that earlier. We all have areas that we need to improve on but that doesn't mean that who you are right now isn't more than enough.  Stop replaying situations in your head with what you should've, could've, and would've done differently. It is what it is.