I finally came to the realization that I can’t judge my journey against anyone else’s. I need to be patient and kind with myself. I am the hardest on myself and I am not very forgiving with myself either. I need to recognize my success in situations. I focus way too much on my failure in any given situation.
I need to practice what I preach. I always tell my friends that they are human and remember that they are imperfect. I hold myself to a standard in which mistakes are unacceptable. If I make a mistake, I am a failure and deserve severe punishment. Now hearing that standard out loud, it is an absurd standard to hold anyone to.
So right now, I am working on being more realistic in my expectations for myself. I also know that I am going to need to work on forgiving myself.