Aspirations, Congratulations and Encouragement

I am one of those type of people who always think a lot at the end of the day.  Whether or not I have done what I have set out to do, whether or not I have done what I wished to do earlier, this week, last week, this month, this year, the past five years, this decade, my entire life.  I hate it and I hear these thoughts over and over again in my head while losing sleep or having a nightmare.

I overthink, TOO MUCH.  Redundant enough?

Im addicted to planning.  Sometimes I can’t function well when I don’t. I want it this way, I want it that way, and I dream a lot and aim high that I then find myself always short of what I had wished to reach.  Not achieving is almost synonymous to failure to some of us… Aim high and then blame myself as I may have set myself up to fail, but hey, most of the time we forget we are actually climbing up a set of stairs of some sort.  We may not have reached the goal but we do reach some level.  And some of these times we fail to see that we actually have gone far.  We rarely step back to see what we have achieved, when we are too busy beating ourselves up.  But what causes us to fall into depression may well be the reason we get somewhere else than nowhere at all.

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If it hadn’t been for the super high dreams we set for ourselves, we wouldn’t have reached 2 steps shy away from these aspirations we have. I remember the quote that goes “Always aim for the Moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” We should remember how good it felt to have lifted our feet up in hopes of living our dream. After landing on the moon, you can try again reaching for the stars, it does beat taking off from Earth again, I mean don’t you realize you already are in space?

Goodluck to us dreamers who are sometimes too hard on ourselves. Just remember to take time and look around to see where you are already.  Give yourself a pat on the back whenever you fail. After all, the only failure is never trying… or worse -- never dreaming at all.