Friday, January 31, 2014

You're Worth...

I checked the last thing off my to-do list for the week yesterday afternoon and sat at my desk listening to my Spotify playlist. It was one of those moments where the perfect song came on at the perfect time. This time it was Tenth Avenue North's song "You Are More" that felt like a punch in the face.

Life for my wife and I has been crazy the past several months. It seems all of our free time has been spent working side-jobs to try to scrape by each month. I don't have the time or money to go to the gym or get a run in. Running is a priority to me, but I have to put my family's needs first.

Because I've not been able to run and I've put on a few pounds as a result - I've felt like a failure. I've not had time to blog or check-in with people on Twitter like I wish I could. I started to feel like I was just a big blob of skin and bones taking up space one this planet.

It was when "You Are More" started playing that I realized what my problem has been. I sent it out in a series of Tweets that went something like this...

It was when I looked at these four areas of my life that I realized that I need to stop comparing myself to others. I don't have to prove to anyone that I'm awesome - because I am. I am awesome just like every person that reads this is awesome. I need to stop taking myself so serious and stop worrying about what other people think of me because people who don't think I'm awesome - aren't awesome.

What have you let determine your self worth? The scale? Success at work? The size of your bank account?

Each of us need to hear it more often, are worth more than you can ever imagine.

...and...You're awesome!

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