Sometimes we have so much going on in our lives that we may feel like we are being pulled in different directions. The worst part is that sometimes we may not even realize it is happening. Lately, I have been juggling school, work, and having a social life. I know I can do it, that is not the issue. The issue is I just realized I am doing it! The bad part? I am not giving myself enough credit for it!
Today I realized this is a reality for many people all over. They can list all these bad things that are happening in their lives or how they are not doing more to achieve more, but they can never tell you how proud they are of themselves. After achieving one good thing, people just keep stressing about the very next thing that life throws at them.
I have a friend who is so smart and achieves every goal she sets her mind to but she never stops and says to herself, "Hey I did a great job!" she just moves on to the next thing. Then she stresses and tells me that she is failing and not doing enough. Well, I hate to break it to her and everyone else out there like her, but you're doing a great job!
We aren't given a rule book on what to do next in life. Life just goes on. It will take you low places and it will take you high places. Your job is to take it one step at a time. Focus on what is currently in front of you. Finish that task and overcome it. Reward yourself for doing it. Then move on.
A close friend once gave me the best advice I have ever heard. I repeat it to myself often so I don't have a meltdown about everything going on. He said, "Don't worry about the future because it is not here yet. Do the most you can right now. Do it the best you can and your future will fall into place."
Apply that way of thinking to your life and watch how things begin to change. Remember at one point in your life you were wishing you could be where you are now. So don't forget that you WILL be pulled in different directions. But it will be ok!