I’m sure somewhere along the road, sometime during our lives, we met someone or a group of people that inspired us.
In the way we perceive them, they seem to have all the great qualities someone could ever have and if they have any negative qualities, they sure don’t show them. We admire their courage and inner strength to go after their dreams and goals. We find ourselves inspired by their stories, their lives, their triumphs and success.
In the past I would question whether I could ever have that kind of courage and strength, if I would ever feel successful and full of the positive qualities they seem to be. Several times I’ve been afraid to grow, to dream big, and to create something new just because of how I would be perceived, if I would fail or be rejected.
Now I realize everyone has problems, flaws, and may even feel at some point or another the same way I do. After all, we are all human beings and the nature of being human is to be imperfect.
I truly believe that in order to grow, evolve and transform we must allow ourselves the time to be human and be open to new experiences. Let’s erase the word FAILING from our vocabulary and realize that the way we perceive any experiences is what makes them successful or not so successful. It takes courage and strength to step out of the comfort zone and go after your dreams and goals. If you make a bad decision or things don’t work out like you hoped, it won’t be the end of the world. Besides what does not kill you will make you stronger right? The more you try and go after what you want, the closer you’ll get to your achievements. If you never try, how can you expect for things to happen?
Give yourself permission to be human. We all learn from our mistakes, we all have fallen once or twice (or more). The key is to get up, dust your self off and continue to move forward. Trust yourself and see the good qualities you posses. When you find yourself concentrating in your flaws, take a moment to state all the good qualities you have. Everyone has great qualities and that includes you.
When you allow yourself to be human you are also allowing others to be human as well. This creates a more understanding, considerate and kind environment. The process starts with you. It may not be easy, it may be scary, but it is worth a try. You may be surprised how your perception begins to change and new possibilities begin to flourish.
What do you think? Have you ever felt this way? What you did to help you get through it.