It’s easy to point fingers at your own mistakes and to think you’re doing things “wrong,” but it just means you’re trying, which is better than the alternative. Let’s look the other way for a moment and consider why you’re doing it right.
“We have to acknowledge sometimes that this moment is enough. This place is enough. I am enough.” – Sue Monk Kidd
Whatever you’re doing, you’re doing it right. Here’s why…
3 Reasons You’re Doing It Right
1. You’re reading this.
Just going by the fact that you’re reading this, I can tell you something that I know about you: You are committed to looking beyond the drag-me-downs of this world.
Life is not a bummer, and you get that on a deep level. You’re willing to look past the continual stream of bad news, wrongdoings, scandals, tragic events, and senseless dramas that would have you believe otherwise. You’re willing to seek out the good, because you know it’s there and it’s worth seeking.“Discomfort is aroused only to bring the need for correction into awareness.” – ACIM Click To Tweet
Even if the negativity sometimes catches up with you and gets the best of you, there’s a part of you (and it’s the reality of who you truly are) that remains willing to see the light. That willingness is the key.
2. You’re doing your best.
No matter where you are in your life or what you’ve done, you’ve always done your best. If you have a hard time fully believing that, please consider for just this moment that it’s actually true. We are all doing our best at every turn.
Some days are cloudier and it’s more difficult to feel our strength, see our positive qualities, act with integrity, and recognize the good in life. Our mood, circumstances, stress level, knowledge, capabilities–these affect our capacity to live fully and they are changeable. Life on earth is for learning that you have the power to change.
As you learn new lessons, you can do better. With each positive shift in perception, you become closer to who you are.
In any given situation–according to the present “season” of your life–you are always doing your best.“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung Click To Tweet
If other voices try to convince you that you’re not doing your best, just remember that, deep down, there’s a light inside of us all, and though it can be hidden by fearful convictions and false beliefs, it will always be there. Trust yourself. Trust that light within. Trust that you’re doing your best, and others are doing their best, according to this particular season.
3. You remember what’s important.
When you really think about it and look within your heart, you remember who you are, and you’re unwilling to forget your truth. You know you’re more than the mistakes you’ve made, the unhealthy food you’ve consumed, and the unsavory words you’ve spoken. You are so much more than any of that.
You are more than the sum of your parts.“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” – ACIM Click To Tweet
Life is more than the warning labels and bad news stories. That’s not really life. That’s real in this world, yes, but it doesn’t matter what you believe in beyond this world (if anything); what matters is that you realize that you are life, and there’s more to you than the “bad” stuff. Life is a balancing act of light and dark, smiles and tears, good times and tough times–there is no one “side” without the other. And so it is with you.
The reason you’re doing it right is because you’re living exactly how you’re meant to be living until you decide you’re ready for another way. The important thing to keep in mind is that when you’re ready to change your perception, you can.
If you didn’t believe any of that was true, you probably wouldn’t have felt inclined to read this post…
So, let’s even out the score a little. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses today. See what you can build instead of listening to what’s broken. Keep learning and growing, trusting your internal guidance along the way and knowing you’re becoming close to your truth.
Keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re doing it right.
- In what ways (even the tiny ones) do you feel that you’re doing it right?
- What are your strengths?
- What precious life lessons have you learned on your journey so far?
- Are you willing to see past the negativity, rise above the darkness, and prioritize the good?
Please share your thoughts, positive insights, lessons learned, and any stories with me in the comments.
Share this post with someone who’s doing it right.
I believe in you.
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