Real Talk: Give Yourself Some Credit

I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.

-Abe Lincoln

I was on the phone with my mom the other night talking about dreams and business ideas, when I said something that I say to myself quite often:

I don’t give myself enough credit for how far I’ve come and how much I’ve accomplished.

I’ve overcome a lot just as you probably have and I’ve grown an enormous amount since the launch of this blog, but a lot times I fail miserably at acknowledging that fact.

Humility is a modest or low view of one’s importance; humbleness

I’ve been doing some self reflecting and as I am writing this, I wonder if my lack of acknowledgement of my achievements has anything to do with my past, or is it my way of remaining humble?

If you’re unaware I did some work with a few online podcast and radio shows about two years ago. Now when I first started out I was both an on air host and a producer of one of the shows and extremely unaware of who I was so I acted like… well I don’t even know what I acted like but it wasn’t me. Then I started working with two other shows, by the time I’d started working with them I still didn’t quite know who I was but I do know I was strong willed, and didn’t know how to get along with or talk to the people around me.

Fast forward to present day me, I’m more evolved and open to learning from people and growing in all aspects of my life. I don’t care as much about validation, but that doesn’t mean that I sell my self short. I’m more focused on remaining grounded, humble, thankful, and teachable. Which is why I think I sometimes overlook the strides I’ve made in the blogging world on my own since launching earlier this year.

Am I where I want to be? Not by a long shot.

Do I have a lot to learn? Yes! Of course I do!

But when I look at my site I feel like in almost my first year of blogging, I’ve accomplished so much and I should really cut myself a little slack and give myself some credit. So going forward, I’m going to try my hardest to do just that. I have to balance remaining humble with being confident and knowing that I’m accomplishing a lot bit by bit.

If you’re like me, and find yourself being your biggest critic, relax a little. You got this! You’ve made so many strides in your field and it’s only up from here.

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