98- Fighting to be a victim

I have a hard time leaning into the power of self-love.

Part cultural, part upbringing – I feel more defined by my struggles than by my gifts.

To me, success has always been synonymous to struggle, while the comforting blanket of self-love – an excuse for the complacent.

However, when I was prompted to revisit my beliefs, I began wondering why I was trying so hard to convince myself that the only way to achieve success was to shame myself into action and humiliate myself into learning – as if I had no choice but to be the victim in a tragedy of my own creation.

But I do have a choice. We all do. As the author, creator, and producer of the story of our lives – we can end this chapter and start anew.

I think I will. What about you?

#pain #love

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