Author: Alaina Curry
We’re all pretenders, you know.
As I walk around with a smile on my face and a timeline of poppin’ Instagram photos, I often secretly carry a burden of feeling left behind on the success train.
Can you relate?
Although you still have large goals and visions, the daily struggle to stay positive when your situation isn’t changing is quite draining. One day you’re killing it, but the next day you’re sitting in a dark room, wondering what went wrong with your life. It’s a constant rollercoaster ride of doubt, anxiousness, and fear and you’re ready to hop off immediately.
This has been my biggest struggle after college. I have constantly battled with the crazy emotions of not feeling good enough to experience the life I desperately want.
When I look at my favorite role models, they make it look so easy. “Just grind and be patient,” I read in interviews or hear during their acceptance speeches. And as motivating as it is to see them and my peers thriving around me, I feel stuck and overwhelmed.
I want you to know that you are not alone. So many people struggle with the fear of wasting their life away without accomplishing their dreams.
But there’s light at the end of this tunnel. Yes, you may have not totally “arrived” yet, but there are so many life-changing lessons you can experience along the journey. Since we all want to win at this adulting life game, here are nine incredible ways to feel happy and successful without having it all together.
Enjoy the journey
First things first, you are never going to make it to your destination.
If you study the greats in any field most will say that “making it” is a huge myth. True success comes to those who consistently strive to improve themselves.
Think about your favorite one hit wonders. They changed the world with their song but when the fame hit, they lost focus and threw away the opportunity to really be something big.
Success is not measured by the wins but by the ability to sustain them once you get there. You may hit some major goals down the road but you will always run into a bigger vision that requires you to push even further.
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