There’s Nothing Wrong With You
This is a heavier topic, and in no way am I an expert in this but I think it’s a valuable thing to think about and I appreciate you holding space for it.
Unfortunately, a lot of us are self-deprecating. We point out all of the flaws we have, the mistakes we’ve made, and the wrongdoings we’ve been a part of. It gets to the point where we relate these things with our character and who we are at our core. It might even make you believe that there’s something wrong with you because no matter what you do, there's something that just keeps getting in the way.
That's a really deflating thought. It can make us question if we’re capable of our hopes and dreams, if we can impact the world in the way that we want to, or if we’re wasting our time focusing on things that will never work.
Whether we’re experiencing something like this right now, or we can relate to a time when we’ve all been there, it takes a number of different forms. It could be within your mental health and how you sometimes go to dark places. What’s wrong with you that’s keeping you from being happy and enjoying what you have?
Or maybe you just can’t get your health where you want it, lacking consistency within your diet and exercise. What’s wrong with you that’s keeping you from being more self-disciplined?
This is where I want to inject a transformational suggestion. Maybe it’s not that there’s something wrong with you, but rather that there’s something wrong within you.
Read that again.
Maybe it’s not that there’s something wrong with you, but rather that there’s something wrong within you.
It’s not that you can’t be happy or find joy, it’s that there’s something happening within you that is preventing you from it. Or with your health, it’s not that you’re not capable of doing what it takes to get healthy, it’s that there are other factors influencing your experience of it. Things like physiology and brain chemistry, beliefs, or past trauma.
If this is the case, then a weight has been lifted. There’s nothing wrong with you. Your character, your integrity, your potential is all intact. Now you can go fix the other things going on that are keeping you from being who you want to be. That’s the work. It’s not easy, but at least it presents a path forward.