Let’s be honest, no one really knows what they’re doing.
None of us are the complete package.
I don’t know who needed to hear it but there I said it.
Maybe some people are using cuter tools than we are or perhaps they have sparkle wrapping paper and you only have the newspaper funnies but no one is perfect with a ribbon on top.
That feels like it should be obvious, but I know it isn’t sometimes.
So to help you remember (or realize for the first time ever) that we’re all a work in progress here’s some food for thought:
1. The promise of uncertainty.
There’s always uncertainty if you want it!
Some of you are looking at me like “um no actually I’d quite prefer the certainty” and let me tell you why you need to open your mind.
Where does certainty get us?
Certainty gets us to exactly where we already are, I’d even argue if we’re too certain about something it’s too comfortable.
But uncertainty… see, you can’t even begin to know where you can get with uncertainty!
Which leads into one of my favorite and highest-held values – GROWTH – and that you can always be better and do better no matter what, there is no cap!
2. Don’t underestimate your growth potential.
Let me be the first to say that I ~ get ~ that some people think who they’ve always been is who they’ll always be.
It’s the reason we take the same backhanded compliments from people or excuse annoying behavior – “oh that’s just how they are” has become an “explanation”… which is terrible.
But listen to this lil knowledge drop ~
We can always change.
We can literally get up at any moment and decide to be different, and any amount of different, from who we were when we woke up.
And you can do this as many times as you want!
Since we can be as many versions us as we want to be, doesn’t it make sense that none of us are really a finished product then?
3. We keep getting better.
I firmly believe that with the uncertainty before us, we become better versions of ourselves through our growth in facing new challenges.
So then, shouldn’t you take the most comfort in that you could be the worst version of yourself right now?
You could potentially only go up from here.
Ya know, if that kind of thing interests you ?
We’re all a work in progress, getting to where we want to be, one step at a time.
You feel that motivation now?! I’M READY I OWN IT.
Now go rule the world or something.
© Woman of Culture 2022