• The Catalyst

    by  • October 24, 2016 • * Safe for Work *, Hope • 4 Comments

    When I was young, adults told me how smart I was, how handsome, how talented, how bright my future was. As I got older, that started to upset me. None of that prepared me for real life. When things didn’t turn out the way I had been taught to expect, it made me feel dumb and ugly and worthless.

    But maybe they weren’t all wrong. Maybe the potential is there. Maybe its just sitting there, waiting.

    I do believe I can do great things, even if I don’t feel like I am right now. What I need is someone to believe in me, not because they’re related to and are supposed to. But because they met me as the person I am now and believe in me. You know that that person is you. I know you saw it. I felt that you felt it, if that makes sense. Whatever reasons you haven’t supported me in the past like I needed you to aren’t nearly as important as supporting me now.

    I love you, but I also need you. You’re not responsible for where I am, but you can be responsible for where I go.

    4 Responses to The Catalyst

    1. I do
      October 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Think you’re capable of great things. What are the things that make you feel that way the most? What goals have you found the most fulfillment in?

    2. Author
      October 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      For me, the validation comes from perpetually challenging myself. Looking back on my life, whenever I have had a choice, I seemingly always chose the more difficult path. From my education and career path to the person that I fell in love with. Over and over again, almost subconsciously, I have placed myself in high stress situations, even when completely unnecessary. Somehow, I always come through. And this makes me believe I can do anything. The goal is to be the best I can. The fulfillment comes from seeing how good that best can be.

    3. Anonymous
      October 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      I am that person too. I feel that taking the road less traveled is the path to the brightest future. If I can overcome this obstacle, then I can face the others on my path.

    4. @author
      October 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Tell her or send her this. Let go fear of ramifications maybe it will bring you one step further on your path to finding out how good your best can truly be 😉

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