Posted @withregram • @realchrispowell These are

Posted @withregram • @realchrispowell These are such good reminders! ✌️ If you are struggling with any of these things, please know that you are certainly not alone. Trying to please everyone: As someone who is naturally a People Pleaser at heart, I

Posted @withregram • @realchrispowell These are such good reminders! ✌️ If you are struggling with any of these things, please know that you are certainly not alone. Trying to please everyone: As someone who is naturally a People Pleaser at heart, I have to constantly remind myself that I will NEVER be able to be EVERYthing to EVERYone. I have spent so many years of my life trying to please others…99% it has come at the cost of my own happiness. Fearing change: Any great leaders have preached before me…life begins outside of our comfort zone. Only there will we learn and grow stronger. I’m ready to learn and grow. Living in the past: While there has been pain in the past, EVERY. SINGLE. LESSON I have learned has come from that pain, and how I chose to act upon it. I am the man I am today from growing through those difficult moments. I am choosing to only glance back in gratitude, then to look forward with more enthusiasm than ever…knowing that I have a much more refined skillset and wisdom to handle the challenges ahead. Putting yourself down: I have never doubted my ability or thought less of myself until somewhat recently. What began as a ‘how could you forget that?’ slowly became ‘What’s wrong with you?’ It’s a slippery slope, and now I see how quickly we can create our own warped sense of a negative identity - destined for failure. Fortunately I’ve got this one well under control now, thanks to some mindfulness tactics to identify negative self talk - and quickly reversing it. Overthinking: Oh boy. I’ve still got a lot of work to do here. I still tend to let ‘what if’s’ snowball into catastrophic events in my mind. But I am also realizing that most of the time things pan out just the way they should…and quite often its even better than we can imagine 🤷🏼‍♂️

If anything, hope this helps you catch yourself if you’re slipping into any of these habits. Quit it! 😉 Have an amazing day, my friends!