The Journey to Me

faithAs a growing, young professional it is awesome to be reminded that I am not alone in this journey of finding self. In my mind, everyone who is 30 and up or approaching it has everything figured out for their life. In that same mind, I see myself as the only one who is unsure and lacking a solid plan. Don’t get me wrong, I have goals, I am in school determined to earn a degree in my chosen area of study but I often find myself wondering is this really what i am suppose to do? Is this the correct path for me? Will I actually be good at this? What I have learned at some seminars I’ve recently attended is we all go through uncertainty in life. The important thing is not to drown in that uncertainty. Grab a raft and swim in it. Always set small goals for yourself to give yourself a reason to celebrate your successes. Even if you set a goal to eat out less during the month of April. When May rolls around you can celebrate that great accomplishment!! Setting small goals help you to feel better about yourself while working on long term goals. As long as you are committing to things to better yourself and others you are absolutely being successful. Do not ever measure your level of success to others or you’ll always feel inadequate which is a shame because you don’t know what others have been through to get where they are. Also, everything isn’t always as it seem. You may be down on yourself by comparing your success to your peers not knowing they may not have reached the level they aspire to reach.  Some people know how to fake it until they make it. They look successful and feel successful because they embrace their small accomplishments and have a plan even though they may be nowhere near completing it. All in all, we have to learn not to beat up ourselves for what we haven’t accomplished but celebrate ourselves for all of the greatness and small and large accomplishments we have achieved.