You Earned It
So often we talk about how to reframe negative events in our lives so that we can see them from a different perspective, and ultimately relate with them better. What’s fascinating is how many people (including myself) don’t give themselves credit for the great things happening in their life today. When it comes to taking 100% responsibility for your life, it means seeing yourself as the epicenter of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
As for the good stuff - The wins you have in your career, the relationships you’ve nurtured, the great ideas you’ve had and the incredible successes you’ve achieved, you earned it! You and only you are the one that made that happen for you.
You might want to take some time to sit in that idea like I have because it’s really uncomfortable to do. When I accomplish my goals, or reach major milestones, I have a tendency to write it off and attribute it to my circumstances and not give myself credit for the things I’ve done to earn it. What that has done is it has created a dynamic where I haven’t grown with my achievements, and therefore feel a sense of inadequacy around the things I should be celebrating.
And that’s what I wanted to tell you today. You earned it! You’re a stud and you’re crushing it right now. Don’t talk yourself out of it, let that feeling of earning it fuel you to keep on going. Because while you put in the work and earned it all for yourself, you’re only as good as your last play, and you need to keep earning it every single day.