If you are continually struggling to accomplish what is expected of you, stop to think for a moment: who holds those expectations?
Perhaps you’re trying to meet the expectations of a parent or a teacher or other authority figure, people who may be long gone from your life. Unfortunately many of us toil under the critical eyes of a vague ‘somebody’ who always judges that we’ve never done enough or done things well enough.
The question is….who is this phantom judge? And is it necessary to care about what they think any longer?
As it is often said; if you doubt yourself you will also doubt everything you see, and if you judge yourself, you will see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement and you can then see forever.
We find both our own power and happiness when we begin to set our own standards around what has heart and meaning for us. Make your own choices, because you can.
“If I get to pick what I want to do, then it’s play… if someone else tells me that I have to do it, then it’s work.”