Monday, November 17, 2014

Motivation Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope you all are off to a great start of your week. I feel like sometimes when someone writes a motivational piece there is a misconception that their life is perfect. Now, I want to be the first to say that that is not true. We all struggle, we all hurt, and we all have flaws. Don't ever think that just because I am writing motivation stuff means that I believe my life is perfect. No one is perfect, we are always growing and striving to be better. At least that's how it's supposed to be. I felt like saying this because when I am feeling down and I still choose to write my Motivation Monday, I feel kind of fake doing it. Because of the fact that I am not feeling well for whatever the reason, how can I get around that and try and be motivational? But what makes me keep doing it is the fact that I think maybe there is someone out there who needs to read these words to make them feel better. If I can help someone turn their day around, that's what rewarding to me. 

I wanted to turn the attention more on you. I wanted to give you two words and ask you your opinion on them. 

Competing and comparing. When given these words what do they mean to you? Someone asked me that recently and right away I thought of my answer: Competing with myself and then comparing myself to the old me. You're in a constant competition to become a better you. Being me, I always feel like I am trying to become a better version of myself. It's like I take an edit button and try to crop out the bad habits that become noticeable or begin to work on things that are not so great on me. Which in turn we all should do. Don't look to compete or compare with anyone else but yourself. What is yours, is yours. It will be there for you. But you have to work it out to get there. When you compare yourself to others, it only makes you weaker because you're trying to compete for something that's not you. You are focusing too much on someone else when you owe it to yourself to keep the focus on you. Everyone is different! You are you. See what it is that works for you and go with that. 

I want to strive to get to a state of mind where I no longer feel like I have to edit myself. I am a beautiful person inside and out. We all are. There's no better improvement than self improvement. So today I ask you, "What do these words mean to you? What is it that you need to work on?" Don't be too hard on yourself, we all are a work in progress. But give yourself credit where its due. You've come this far and made this much improvement, don't stop now! Keep going! 



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