TO ANYONE WHO THINKS THEY'RE FALLING BEHIND IN LIFE

  1. We act as if we can read enough articles ... and [be] put into action.
  2. But ...
  3. You are as you are until you are not.
  4. You change when you want to change.
  5. You put your ideas into action in the timing that is best.
  6. You don't get to control everything.
  7. You need to give yourself permission to be a human being.
    Repeat.
  8. We try so hard to manipulate and control our lives,
  9. to make creativity into a game to win,
  10. to shortcut success because others say they have,
  11. to process emotions and uncertainty as if these are linear journeys.
  12. You don't get to game the system out of your life.
    Repeat.
  13. ... show up as you are in this moment and let that be enough.
    Repeat.
  14. We often forget that we are as we are until we're not.
  15. We are the same until we are changed.
  16. While self-responsibility is empowering,
  17. it can often lead to this resentment and bitterness that none of us need to be holding within us.
  18. You don't need more motivation or inspiration to create the life you want.
  19. You need less shame around the idea that you're not doing your best.
    Repeat.
  20. You need to stop listening to people who are in vastly different life circumstances and life stages than you tell you that you're just not doing or being enough.
    Repeat.
  21. Sometimes we're not yet the people we need to be in order to contain the desires we have.
  22. Sometimes we have to let ourselves evolve into the place where we can allow what we want to transpire.
  23. There's a magic beyond us that works in ways we can't understand.
  24. We can't game it.
  25. We can't control it.
  26. We have to just let it be,
  27. to take a fucking step back for a moment,
  28. stop beating ourselves up into oblivion,
  29. and to let the cogs turn as they will.
  30. One day, this moment will make sense.
  31. Trust that.
  32. Give yourself permission to trust that.
    Repeat.