Choose to be enough. Choose to be you.

Perspective is a pretty important element in choosing to be happy. I recently saw a meme of a guy eating one slice of cake. He was happy to have his piece of cake. Underneath was a picture of a guy with an entire cake with one slice missing and he was really upset. The idea being that happy people focus on what they have while unhappy people focus on what’s missing.

How often do we focus on what we are missing?  This past summer I was working really hard to lose weight. I gained more muscle and my clothes started fitting a lot better. I knew I was making progress, but instead of being happy with my progress, I focused on the number on the scale. The number wasn’t going down. I could look in the mirror and see what I had but still found myself focusing on the stupid scale.

I think this often has to do with our compulsive need to compare to others. If we weren’t comparing to others, we wouldn’t look at our success and see how it should be a bigger/better success.

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

Choose to be happy with the progress you have made. Choose to be enough. Choose to be happy.

4 thoughts on “Choose to be enough. Choose to be you.

  1. Kristi says:

    I am guilty of this as well. Not as skinny, smart, organized, talented, athletic, eloquent, witty, musical.. this list goes on and on. What I’ve found is that it hurts relationships and makes for shallow friendships. I have learned to appreciate people who are confidant in their own skin, no excuses, no comparison, I realize it makes me more comfortable in my skin.

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  2. Eleasha says:

    This is so true. I still struggle with this, but the last year, especially I’ve tried to realized that we all have something going on and that we need to be happy with who we are and not judge or compare to other based on just what we perceive. I watch my boys and realize that they might not be like the other kids around them, however, they are so unique and special in their own way. They work and fight so hard to do things. It makes it appreciate every little triumph. We all need to do that. Celebrate our strengths and work to get better.

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