For you to succeed in Life , we are advised to push ourselves to the limit. This will ensure that we are able to utilize all our gifts, talents and knowledge. In return, we are able to accomplish more and make our dreams come true.
But how far should you push yourself? When do you know that you need to cut yourself some slack? When do you allow yourself some breathing space?
You may be so good at something and still mess up. Do something you are not supposed to do. Fail again despite promising yourself never to do that thing. Simple things like never eating junk food, but you end up eating some. You know, after maybe six months of successfully avoid junk and boom. It makes its way to your plate.
What do you think or feel about your action? Do you consider it a stupid thing to do, a weakness, see yourself as a loser or give up on yourself? What do you do to yourself, psychologically and mentally?
We don’t always win despite the hard work and all the sacrifices. Some days we will win and others we will lose. Some days you will need to depend on your friends for a change. While others days you will just have to consider it a draw.
Its important to understand that. We are humans and prone to make errors. They are what make us strong and smarter. Something may keep slipping our fingers. Causing us to repeat that one mistake a zillion times. But trust me , one day one time , you will manage to do it right.
Pat yourself at the back when you get it right, encourage yourself when things go south and never lose focus. Mental health is important, lets not harass this big guy.
What happens when you push the engine to its limit. Not allowing it to do what it can handle. It eventually gives up and most of the time dies. Good thing is that you can always replace a destroyed engine.
But think about it, we have no spare brains to replace with if we mess up with the current ones we have. Yes, our brains can do extra ordinary things we could never imagine of. But do it systematically. Allow it needed support and timelines to effectively serve you.
If you failed to get it right today, you have an opportunity to get it right tomorrow. You will not always manage to conquer stuff, some of them need more practice. Understand that.
Please don’t be too hard on yourself.