Blog Posts, Summer

Time to Take My Own Advice

Learn to lower expectations.

That’s not to say we should lower them to a sedentary life of minimal progress, but more or less manage what you expect from others. You won’t be able to please everyone. You can’t be everyone’s best friend. People will come and go, but you will always be there for yourself. And as much as you would like to, you can’t always change or influence the attitudes of others. Not everyone is you, and oftentimes that’s a good thing. It makes for new and diverse experiences. Allows each of us to change and grow by learning from the actions of others. Although sometimes it can be frustrating.

-When someone else doesn’t complete a task in the way we expect.

-When you finish something, thinking you did a good job, only to find out it was mediocre in comparison to someone else’s standards.

-When life turns out differently than we anticipated.

-When we can’t see the changes that are happening within ourselves, and someone else points out our failures.

Embrace change. Fill yourself with happiness for all that you have accomplished. Teach your mind not to fall victim to your own shortcomings. Readjust, take note of the bar you have set, and aim higher next time. If you didn’t live up to the standards of others in this situation, how did it compare to your personal best? How can you improve? What changes can you make to create a better environment for the next adventure?

Think about these things when you fall short, and don’t just give up. Learn to take constructive criticism in stride, focus on all that you have done thus far, and keep going. You’ve got a long way to go.

Love ya, hugs // ❤

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