Much too often, we minimize our accomplishments.
We tell ourselves, ‘Sure, I did that, but so could anyone else around.’ Or, ‘Yeah, I did that, but I could have done it better.’
And maybe that’s partly true. There are lots of talented people. There is always room to improve.
But could you have done just as well two months ago?
Could you have accomplished that task last year?
The measure of our success has never been the people around us. The target in sight has never been based on a neighbor.
Because our only locus of control is in ourselves. Our only standard of compare is against ourselves.
We take who we were yesterday, and we try to grow into an even better person today. We take our mistakes of the day, and acknowledge that they will help us grow tomorrow. We hold in ourselves the belief that we are our own greatest advocates, and we are our own cheering fans.
We applaud our successes, no matter how small.
And we give to ourselves the encouragement we would give to a friend. Because we know the truth: what we did today was INCREDIBLE. And what we can do tomorrow will be inspired by today.
© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.