Let’s talk about dragons.
I’ve been studying mothers for years and if there’s one thing I believe it’s this: Mothers are not at war with other mothers, we are at war with ourselves. Every day we battle ferocious dragons of self-doubt that inhale everything we do wrong, nothing we do right, and blow it back in our face.
Self-doubt is a beast like that.
One of the tell-tale signs that you have a dragon of self-doubt lurking within is if you operate from a “more mentality.” Meaning you always need something more than what’s in front of you in order to be happy. You know how it works – you’re always five pounds, two promotions and one kitchen renovation away from finally feeling full.
Dragons of self-doubt feed off a more mentality by convincing you, one exhausting battle at a time, that you must supersize your career, salary, home, fitness routine, etc., in order to feel complete and whole.
When you operate from the deficit of self-doubt, the dragon’s echo is clear: You’re not good enough and more is more is more is more. So, what are you waiting for? Get your tired ass up and figure out your next win.
But, here’s a thought: What if we stopped letting the future predict our happiness and instead found it in the present moment? What if we didn’t strive for any life other than the one we’re currently living?