ladyhoward Posted January 22, 2013 Share Posted January 22, 2013 Thought I'd repost something I read on a blog recently (it's paraphrased a bit). For those of us who struggle with self-doubt and beat ourselves up when we fail or at least don't try hard enough, this is a great reminder that sometimes we stand in our own way on the road to Awesome: Dear Hater: It's time for us to break up. Though we've had a pretty solid relationship, I have come to realize I no longer need you. That's not to say you haven't served a purpose. You have. You were where I ran to when I was scared to act. It was your words I could turn to for bitter comfort when I believed I didn't have what it takes. When doubt whispered â€œgive upâ€ and I wanted to, you were there to nudge me over the edge. To push me back to average when I got scared of being awesome. When I wanted to use my own inadequacies as an excuse to ignore my dreams, you provided the words. When I needed proof that I was a failure, you gave it in spades. For years, you were a poisonous balm to rub on my wounds, but there's a problem. And it's not one I foresaw. It's not an issue I ever imagined I'd face. You see, I'm starting to believe I can do this. I'm starting to believe I wasn't created for average. And so now, spending time with you feels like walking out of a nightclub in full daylight. Your light is harsh. Your words unnecessary. Your input is no longer needed. Goodbye, Hater. It's not me, it's you. - Jon Acuff Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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