Written by Myke Celis

March 11, 2021

Fact: We all want to become our own #bestmeever

To be that authentic, unapologetic, grandest version of ourselves  so that we can live the life we have always wanted and deserved through self-empowerment.

The thing is though, it takes a whole lot of work, commitment, trust and love to journey within.

To heal from the past, accept the now and gain clarity of our biggest visions in life as we discover self-empowerment takes time (and effort, mind you).

In some cases though, it takes longer for others because of these things that prevent them from having a smooth journey towards their best.

Allow me to share with you 5 of the biggest hurdles that may hold you back from becoming your own #bestmeever :

  1. Comparing yourself to others

Ok, your journey, is yours alone. It’s totally different from anyone else’s in this planet. So every time you compare (and contrast) your progress with that of others, you allow yourself to get distracted. In the end, no matter how your journey goes, know that it’s meant to teach you important lessons so you can own your best version eventually.

2. Stressing over the little things

No journey is perfect. And guess what? The little bumps along the way make each one even more exciting. So stop sweating over the small stuff. It’s a waste of time and energy. I mean details matter and all and it wouldn’t hurt to double check along the way. However, in the event that there are unforeseen circumstances where things don’t go as planned, if it’s not life changing, just take a deep breath and let go. Nothing is worth more than your inner peace.

3. Expectations

Never attach your own happiness to mere expectations. Instead of conditioning yourself that you will be happy when you achieve this and that, why not try to be happy in the now, with all things as is, as you are. There are so many things to be grateful and happy about at present so allow yourself to grow in harmony with the now.

4. Pleasing others too much

You are not every one’s servant at their beck and call so stop thinking and acting like one. Remember, you also have the obligation to take care of yourself and give yourself what is due. So start saying ‘NO’ to others so you can say ‘YES’ more to yourself and your growth. At the end of the day, even if you don’t get the nod of others, the best person to please will always be yourself. And that will always be more than enough.

5. Putting yourself last

Making yourself a priority is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. There’s totally nothing wrong about considering your own needs and wants. Remember, taking care of yourself first will also allow you to take care of others more eventually. It has to start from you though as you give yourself the love and affection that you willingly give to others. How can you give what you don’t have? Self-empowerment comes first my dear.

I hope this list will help you catch yourself as you journey towards your best.

I look forward to seeing your own #bestmeever unfold soon.

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