Hi Beautiful Dreamers,
Recently I realized something really important and that is “the only one you should be better than yesterday.” I’ve heard this quote several times before, but for me it’s actually starting to sink in. The other day I acted in a way that I was not proud of towards a person that caused me a lot of hurt. Many people who knew about the situation thought my behaviour was acceptable. It might have been acceptable, and I could have been way worse. However; at the same time I realized that I was better than that behavior.
I then apologized for my behavior to a person who everyone said didn’t deserve it. The thing about that was, yes, that person treated me horribly and I can’t choose how they treated me, but I could choose how I responded. I then decided I wanted to be a better version of me by owning up to my own actions.
I did apologize and got a hateful message from this person who was trying to bring me down once again, but I felt better. Not because they put me down, but because I saw the strength in my character. I knew I was better than the “get even” mind set and knew I needed to do something to make it right even if that didn’t matter to the other person. It mattered to me that I tried to be a better person.
Im truly not a perfect person. I make mistakes all the time, but I’m really trying to be a better person. I think it’s important for us all to remember that we are never going to be perfect, but we can always strive to be better than we were yesterday. That doesn’t have to be major things either. Even if we do little things to be closer to the person we know we can be…that is winning.
We need to stop comparing ourselves to how everyone else is and think about what’s going to make you the best you. What morals matter to you? What talents do you want to share with the world?
I know even now sometimes I feel like my best (for example my talents) is not as great as someone else. We all have different levels of our abilities and just because we don’t feel our abilities are as great as someone else, that it means they aren’t. We are all made special and unique so we shouldn’t have the same abilities as everyone else. We have our own that even that person you might be jealous of does not have.
I know I can even relate this lesson to my weight loss. After losing a huge amount of weight I would compare my body to everyone else. Asking myself why I didn’t look and feel like everyone else. I have come to terms now though that my health journey is unique to me. As long as I am doing better than yesterday it’s all that matters to me. I look and feel so much better than I did before and just seeing how far I’ve come is amazing. It’s a learning process that’s unique to me and my life. Just like it is for someone else.
Remember that you don’t need to be better than anyone else, but just better than who you were yesterday. Who cares about them? You’re in this competition against yourself…no one else.
If we are all doing the best we can and daring to be better than the person we were before, that’s all that really matters. Whether that means being the bigger person like I tried to be or improving on a talent that you are special at, for some examples. Just do what is best for you and your life. Be a better you, for you! You absolutely deserve it!
Thank you all for listening talk to you next week dreamers,