Do You

Everyone struggles. Daily…
Everyone is telling themselves a negative story…
A bullshit story that is not true

Everyone is fighting their own battle. Nobody is perfect. Especially me. And especially you

There is no such thing as perfection

Give yourself a break. And for the love of God give others a break. You will never know the internal battle that is raging inside their mind unless they do the rarest thing ever…

And become vulnerable…
They open up to you…
And let you in on that inner turmoil – a rarer feat than spotting a dodo in this day and age

Just this morning I was on my morning walk/sprints. And the amount of people I passed who were in obvious emotional pain scared me. One poor girl was working her butt off, trying her heart out, and the verbal self-talk she was giving herself…

why are you so terrible. why isn’t this easier for you.. you lazy, dumb, b*tch’

Here she was, on a miserable morning, in the rain, trying her heart out. And she was angry at herself… Why? God only knows. I am willing to bet however that it was because she wasn’t like ‘her’…

You know who…

Her idol. The one she see’s on social media with the perfect bubble-butt. The one with the 15,000 fake friends. The one who is living the supposed ‘life’

The last person you should be comparing yourself to

I can sense this type of negative talk. I’ve been there before. Hell, sometimes I still go there personally

See, in my past I’ve battled depression, anorexia, orthorexia, and suicidal thoughts. I overcame those seemingly insurmountable monsters. It’s why I first became a coach – to help others not have to battle them

I can sense the clock ticking over in others mind…
I can hear the “I’m not going to be good enough”…
And all of the “this will never work for me’s”

Here’s the thing. Negative thinking DOES NOT benefit you all

You’re doing the work…
You’re putting one foot in front of the other…
You’re trying – which is so much more than the majority of the population

So you’re not seeing instant results… that’s not how this works anyway

Social media is feeding you a bullshit story on what life is like…
It’s showing you everyone’s highlight reel. It’s all superficial. It’s fake. What I want to see is something real

You’re not alone. You never are – believe me on that. You don’t have to be anything to anyone – except yourself. And believe me – you don’t need to prove shit to anyone – except yourself. The following quote from Ryan Holiday sums it up perfectly

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Do you. Forever and always. As it’s what only you can do. It’s what you do best

And it’s what I love about you the most

 

 

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