Take A Step Back

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It’s so easy to get our priorities jumbled up in this crazy, twisted world. We’re walking a tight rope everyday, hands outstretched like wings to keep us from falling. But we still fall anyway.

These past few weeks haven’t been breezy. I didn’t get off to a smooth ride this time, and just when I thought I had things under control, I had the carpet pulled from beneath my feet again and I was falling back to where I started.

But I’ve learned something important:

We can’t be perfect all the time.

Perfection is far-fetched. It’s overrated. It doesn’t exist.

It’s an illusion of the ideal dream chased by many. It’s the standard by which the world upholds its values these days.

It’s nothing but a waste of precious time.

We’re humans and we make mistakes. We’re overambitious and we’re often hard on ourselves. I’ve been hard on myself all my life.

I’ve been chasing this unrealistic dream of succeeding in every aspect of life, secretly knowing I wouldn’t have it all. And then I’d wear myself out for not being the best I could be, because I’d think I’d failed.

Well, life isn’t meant to be a competition, nor is it meant to be a battlefield. It may seem like it, but it’s a platform to grow and learn. It’s a training ground. And we’re lucky to be alive because that means we get another shot at living a fulfilling life, not as perfectionists, but as human beings.

At the end of the day, I think of my accomplishments and I know I’m blessed.

I may not have accomplished much, but I’ve accomplished enough to make me who I am today.  🙂

When you’re too busy chasing your goals, you forget to count your blessings. Take a step back and see how far you’ve come, and be grateful.

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