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I’m not sure if the title makes sense, because in my head, this topic is still fuzzy. My intention is that by writing it out, it will help me to sort it out.
I’m trying to find a happy balance. Between improving myself as a person, and accepting who I currently am. I love Eric Thomas’ quote, “Be obsessed with improvement.” It’s simple and straightforward. I feel like every day, we should get better in some aspect. Whether it’s not eating a cheeseburger, or trying a new workout, or not lashing out when you’re mad, whatever. It’s important to get a little bit better each day.
But at the same time, it’s so important that we accept ourselves for who we are now. This is where I falter. Part of me feels that if I accept who/what I am, then I won’t want to improve. I will be complacent. I don’t want complacency, I want self-acceptance. I feel that only by loving and accepting myself, I will be able to improve as a person. Does that make sense?
I have accepted that I have a mental health condition and I have triggers I need to avoid. I have accepted that I have to work a lot to support my family right now. I have accepted that I have a sudden love for chocolate (seriously though, I used to hate it!). So how do I make daily progress without putting myself down, whether it’s intentional or unintentional?
I have yet to find this balance, but I think I’m getting closer. How do you find balance?