It’s so easy to get down on yourself and look at your life and think that you have nothing going on.

You can look at situations and believe that the end of your world is coming.. That there is something wrong with you which is why things have never gone according to the plans that you made for yourself. It’s not true. When you are in what seems like a hopeless situation that is all that you will be worried about. Everything will be going great and all of a sudden one thing goes wrong and everything comes crumbling down around you. The things people say start to bother you, when things don’t go to plan you take them personally, someone isn’t happy? That’s probably your fault too.. Everything is amplified x 100,000.

We often make the mistake of being down and then getting stuck in that rut. It’s not an easy thing to get out of.. But it is possible. We are not defined by the mistakes we make, what people think about us or even how people think that we should be. We are defined by who we know we are.. Who we have always been. Now I’m not saying don’t listen to others and close your ears, but don’t take everything anyone says as gospel without first looking at yourself to find out whether or not what they are claiming is true. If their point is valid, it is okay to acknowledge it.. If it’s not, you don’t have to let them get you down because of it.

I guess what I am saying is it’s fine not knowing if you are coming or going and having your life planned out to a tee (like I did) may be okay, but you can’t then get upset if in your plan you wanted to go left but then ended up having to go right. Life is a journey. On journeys there are often challenges.. Bumps in the road that we may need to get around before being able to go any further and that’s okay, it’s life. We need to figure out the bumps in the road and when we do, we keep on moving forward. Others will come without a doubt, but having experienced the first one I can guarantee that you will definitely be more equipped than you were before to handle the next one.

Acknowledging doesn’t make us weak nor does it invalidate everything we have done to get to this point. Acknowledging is accepting that we are flawed and are able to ask for help if and when we need it. Acknowledging is knowing that for every two things we get right, we’ll probably get one and a half things wrong. And that’s okay.

Don’t define yourself by who you were yesterday, who you were today or who you hope to be tomorrow. Don’t define yourself at all. More often than not order can be found within the chaos that is life. Just try not to get lost in the chaos of what someone else thinks is right for you.

~ by originalapplejunkie on November 7, 2014.

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