You’re Not Failing

This is an old post from my personal Facebook page from a couple of years ago. But I needed reminding of it, and thought maybe you did, too.

This may be one of my new favorite quotes. I was scrolling through Facebook stories this morning, and Kristina Kuzmic got my attention.

I feel like I fail at at least something daily. There isn’t a single day I don’t look back and say, “why didn’t I…” or “I should have…” or something similar. And beat myself up over it. It might be parenting related, work related, homemaking related, whatever. I constantly doubt myself.

But I don’t have to be perfect. I don’t have to know it all. I don’t have to do it all. I just have to do my best. What matters is that I keep learning and growing and trying to do better. And sometimes learning means acknowledging your weaknesses and saying, “You know what? I do struggle with this. But it’s okay.” Maybe I can take the opportunity to increase my skill or knowledge. Maybe instead of doing it myself, I can support someone who does it better. Or maybe it’s something I truly don’t need to worry about and I can just let it go.

So don’t beat yourself up. You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to leave things undone. You’re going to have days, even weeks, that are worse than others. The important thing is to keep going, keep growing.

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