How do you feel when you achieve something you’ve been working towards? What is your immediate reaction? You may want to share that achievement with others, right? Well, what if you don’t get the reaction out of others that you were hoping for? What if their enthusiasm doesn’t match yours? That can make you feel a bit disappointed, right?
You have to learn to be your biggest fan. The only person who needs to know that you accomplished that goal is you. You are the only one who is valid enough to have any kind of reaction towards your achievements in life. Other people don’t know how hard you worked or how much your accomplishments mean to you, so at the end of the day, this is only important for you.
If you rely on other people’s views of your successes, you are going to end up disappointed for no reason. When you depend on what others think of your achievements, you take away the purpose of why you worked toward them in the first place. You didn’t make positive changes in your life for anyone but yourself, so why let others deter your mindset? Be happy for yourself—that’s truly enough!
You are born into this world by yourself and you pass away from this world by yourself. You must learn that you are enough and, at the end of the day, you’re the only one who’s always got your back. So take pride in your accomplishments and keep moving towards your goals, because no one else is achieving them for you. Be proud of yourself—you deserve it!
Many people who lack self-esteem tend to undermine their own achievements because they don’t think they tried hard enough or that their achievements are even worthy enough of being celebrated. If you feel this way, please understand that it does not matter what size the steps are that you take. If you’re going in the right direction, every step is a good step. Give yourself some more credit—it’s okay to be proud of yourself.
The most powerful thing you can do for your mental health is believe in yourself. You have the ability to do great things as long as you put your mind to it and work for it. If you’re doing those things, nothing else matters – especially what anyone else has to say. All you need to know is that you’re heading down the correct path in your life and you owe it to yourself to cheer yourself on when you hit a personal milestone. Give yourself a pat on the back and keep moving on your own, because you are your most important critic.