As we grow up , we start looking for happiness, security, love, soulmates and dream jobs. We tend to appreciate ourselves <in many cases> in terms of these aspects. Accordingly, we feel insecure and disappointed whenever much progress is not achieved.
We also tend to compare our life to others which mostly lead to our disappointment and feeling inferior. we think that we are not good enough because we didn’t achieve much progress either personally or professionally.
Of course, it is great to achieve high grades, running successful business , having great family and friends and being with your soulmate. BUT we mostly neglect one of our great achievements “PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH”.
This includes the following aspects:
– Conquering a bad habit.
– Developing better self image and respect.
– Challenging yourself.
– Puting your dreams into action.
– Improving mental health.
– Handling different stressful situations.
– Accepting that you are not perfect.
– Coping with the idea of “losing someone/something you love”
So, I think that we may need to re- evaluate our self progress and appreciation in respect to the previous list. We may need to practise some of those items or even add new ones and to FEEL PROUD achieving any of them .