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Are you throwing away a good life?

If you find yourself feeling easily judged about your life, you’re focused on how others perceive you, rather than what you think of yourself.

In fact, the moment you focus on what opinions others may have about your life or about who you are, it confirms that you are already judging yourself harshly.

That insecurity distracts us from growing, and encourages us to defend and protect what we have.

While defending and protecting may seem necessary, or even admirable, it is driven by the fear of losing what we have, rather than allowing us to appreciate our ability to thrive despite what life has thrown at us.

There must be a healthy balance between the gratitude of what we have so that we maintain it responsibly, versus the belief that we are capable of constant improvement in the same way that we improved our lives over the years of struggle.

It’s a subtle but critical realisation that will make the difference between feeling burdened and irritable about the present, or grateful and energised about the future.

Take a moment to consider how much of your time and energy is invested in defending who you are or what you’ve achieved.

Now compare that to the amount of time and energy invested in recognising the opportunities you have to achieve even more.

Any sense of uneasiness or unhappiness at the thought of that is an indication of how much you’ve been taking yourself and your life for granted.

Own Your Life.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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