One thing i am very good at is comparing myself to others. Over the years i have learned to do it less and just focus on myself. I have learnt to not compare my body to anyone else’s which is an amazing feeling, to not look at others and critisize myself or want to look like someone else. However i’m still not so good at believing in myself or my capabilities, letting insecurity hold me back and not beliving in myself or my capabilites.
For a long time i have wanted to start a new blog dedicated to recipes, nutrition, veganism and in the future to use my website to help others and give nutrition advice and make a living off of social media and an online business. However for so long i have thought, but what can i offer you that isn’t already online or that someone else isn’t already doing. I can’t give any unique nutrition advice that someone else can’t. I can’t take amazing food photos or create amazing vegan recipes. I can’t film and edit and make videos like others can. What is it that i can do that isn’t already being done?
And my answer is, i can’t…. all i can offer and do is what i enjoy. My content isn’t different from anybody else’s vegan blog with recipes or nutrition, however what i can offer is my own advice and experience and thoughts. I can be myself and do what i enjoy and see where it takes me. I may not be unique and that is ok, but as long as i enjoy what i am doing then that is the important thing.
The important thing is to atleast try, i mean if i don’t try i won’t know what will happen. I need to start believing in myself and my capabilities and stop holding myself back so much. I let my insecurities and fears hold me back and i don’t want to do that anymore. Far too many years of my life were controlled by fears and insecurities and i don’t want to live like that. I want to start believing in myself and that means believing in a new blog and a new path online.
My take away message from this post is to believe in yourself and your abilities. Stop doubting yourself and holding you back….. sometimes taking a new path is scary, sometimes doing new things is scary but if it’s what you really want to do then do it!
Move to a new country, start a new job, start a new form of training you suck at but want to get better at. Start that relationship, adopt a pet, change your lifestyle….. see what happens and where it takes you and if it fails, you can always go back to your old ways.
So this week do something that scares you and wake up in the morning and tell yourself that you believe in yourself. That you are good enough, you are worth it and that you can do more than you think! Believe in yourself!