16 Uplifting Reminders For Anyone Who Feels Like They Are The Suckiest Of Suck Right Now



It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever ‘arrive’ at the place of permanently loving yourself and your life. For most people, it’s a daily struggle and a daily journey. And that’s okay – that just makes you human, like everyone else.


Feeling uncertain or unsteady almost always means you’re challenging yourself in some way, rather than taking the safer (and easier) route.


If someone was that confident with themselves and that happy in their life, they wouldn’t feel the need to constantly proclaim it to you and to other people.


You are not the only person who has ever felt like they were ‘not good enough.’


Millions (and probably billions) of people before you have felt that same crushing weight of not being good enough, millions and billions of people feel it now, and many more will feel it in the future. It’s part of what makes us who we are.


And even if you don’t realize it now, experiencing these feelings of insecurity and inadequacy will help you understand other people far better than you ever would if things were always easy for you.


As clichéd as it sounds, if you never experienced your lowest lows, you would have no true understanding of your highest highs.


When things are going smoothly and everything in your life is perfect, you’re not usually taking the time to step back and reflect on your life – you’re just enjoying it.


It’s when things are truly difficult – when you are in the deepest throes of self-doubt and struggle – that you really begin to understand who you are as a person.  


Vulnerability is one of the fastest ways to feel connected to another person.


Tomorrow will always be a new day.


“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.”
–Douglas Coupland


It’s okay if you still don’t know what you want – in terms of career, relationships, passions, whatever.


The important that is that you just keep looking, and doing whatever you can to further narrow down what it is that you don’t want.


Sometimes, but not always, a hot cup of tea and a good night’s sleep can actually make an honest difference.


It’s good to hold yourself to a high standard – to work hard, to expect the best from yourself, to do everything in your power to use the talents you’ve been given. But it’s also okay to just be you, to just love yourself regardless of your failures and your achievements and everything in between. At the end of the day, you are a person deserving of love, and that is a truth that no one can take away from you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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