Not every day has to be some grand achievement or milestone.
Sometimes the most important thing you can do is take one step forward. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of being a little further ahead today than you were yesterday.
Be kind to yourself. Be gentle on yourself.
We are our own worst critics, aren’t we? Anytime we are harshly criticizing ourselves, what we are really doing is wasting time. We are looking for that “big win” when in reality, big wins are only a culmination of little wins spanned across a long enough timeline.
We always overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in ten years.
Anytime I am feeling like I need to be further ahead I think of a line from the great “Sunscreen” poem by Baz Luhrmann.
“Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it was only with yourself.
Go kick ass today my people!