I heard it before, now I hear it differently

“Focus on what you can control.” – (Insert the amazing person who said it first)

But no really, my life has consisted of me just trying to figure things out on my own and in most cases make-up for areas in which I didn’t feel my strongest. I was the president of people-pleasing and even worse, the CEO of self-criticism, no one could tell from the outside but I would mentally punish myself into thinking I wasn’t good enough. I could only point out the people who didn’t understand me, the jobs or opportunities I didn’t get, never once did I acknowledge the accomplishments I succeeded in.

Try to avoid at all cost doing everything I wrote above.