Sitting back and actually taking in my accomplishments and life experiences is something that I seldom do. That sounds terrible, I know. But, earlier this week, I found myself between a rock and a hard place. Like many, I have always been my worst enemy and biggest critic.
But for some reason, I went into my bosses office and asked him, “What do I need to do and how can I be better?” He looked at me and said, “Well Danielle, I believe you are on the right track. You are a hard worker, but you don’t smile worth a damn. But I believe that is because all your life you always had to fight. You have always had to prove yourself in every situation that you have been in, but right now, you don’t have to prove anything you have been given the opportunity. Now what are you going to do with it?”
I have been so blessed beyond rhyme or reason. I have been very fortunate for the most part to always work in a learning environment. I have been given great opportunities to grow not only as a woman but as a young professional. Overall, the good does out way the bad. But the BAD can sometimes be hard to simply forget. Letting go has got to be one of the hardest things we have to do in life. This action causes every emotion known to man from anger to sadness and everything in between.
When we have been holding on to something for so long without knowing, it becomes a part of us and it is hard to just say goodbye to. But sometimes never forgetting or letting go can be a hindrance to our futures. We fight so much that we rarely know or recognize when we are winning because we hold on to all of our past battles, triumphs and scars. Having to stop playing the victim is hard.
It is so frustrating for people on the outside looking in to find so much clarity in what we believe to be our utter chaos, but when we actually step outside of ourselves, though we hate to admit it, our confidants are often right. Sometimes we have got to take inventory of our lives in order to actually no what’s there.
An important question to ask yourself is, “What’s standing between you and GREATNESS?” The heavier question is, “Will you let it continue to stand there?”