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You Got This

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Hey, you. Yeah, you. I know you probably don’t hear this every day, but I just want you to know that you’ve been killing it lately – in whatever journey you’re currently on.

Things may or may not be easy right now, but I just want to be a pal for a second and let you know that things are playing out the way they’re supposed to. 

I’ve learned over the years that we have to stop and celebrate our personal victories more often, no matter how big or small. We get so caught up in being hard on ourselves that we tend to forget how far we’ve come in both the short and long term. 

It’s time we become our internal hype person.

Interestingly enough, I’ve recently found myself reminiscing about a period in my life when I was working two jobs while attending school full-time, leaving me with little to no time for socializing with friends and loved ones. You see, I mainly worked on the weekends, including overnights, so that I could free up my schedule during the week as much as possible to accommodate for school. School was my priority and I was determined, but that determination didn’t make things any less challenging at the moment.

I won’t lie; things seemed tough during that period, especially when you factor in the fact that I was trying to juggle a relationship as best I could. I would see all my friends enjoying their weekends and painting the town red and thought to myself, “Man, what I wouldn’t give to not be working right now.” 

How foolish of me to even let that thought cross my mind. 

I was blessed in so many ways and I didn’t even realize it. I was blessed that I was able to find jobs that not only provided me with financial stability but also accommodated my whacky schedule requests for school. In retrospect, I want to thank all of my past employers for being so flexible with me. 

I look back at those moments now and am so grateful that I went through that challenging period because it not only helped me get closer to my goal of graduating from university, but, more importantly, it proved to myself that I can overcome any obstacle. 

I look back now and think, “Wow, I did that. I overcame that.”

So this is me speaking from the other side to anyone who needs to hear it: things are meant to play out a certain way and you’re on the right path in life. Your future self will look back at this time more fondly than you think. I can wholeheartedly attest to this.

I want to reassure you that any inconvenience in your life is temporary and necessary for your inevitable progress — God’s plan.

So whether you just received that long-awaited promotion or finally defeated that tough boss you’ve been stuck on in the video game you’re currently playing, you should acknowledge that accomplishment and celebrate it.

You did that. You overcame that.

If you ever need an extra dose of motivation, take a page from my book and reflect on a time when you faced adversity and emerged victorious. Doing so should give you the confidence boost needed to continue moving onward and upward. Trust me, your future self is going to thank you.

So, this blog post celebrates you, the reader, and your unwavering progress. 

Long may it continue.

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