Happy Monday! I know this is not the topic you voted for so GO VOTE. It’s hard to write a Pep Talk about something when only 2 people vote! So your job today is to go to my Instagram and VOTE! Be a good citizen, haha!
Anyways regardless of whether you vote for not I still love you…now on to the Pep Talk!
I saw this quote and I absolutely LOVED IT.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
How many times do we beat ourselves up for not being excellent? I do it. It’s not fun to look at yourself as a beginner but HELLO being a beginner means you believe that you can become e x c e l l e n t or you wouldn’t have started right?
I know in the blogging world it can hard not to compare yourself to the pros that have done it for years but why should we be disappointed? We believed in ourselves so we became beginners. Same thing goes for learning the piano. If I beat myself up every time I made a mistake for not playing as good as our church pianist wouldn’t I get very far. But because I was willing to take the first step as a beginner pianist and believed in myself I am now getting to were I can play hymns pretty well.
It takes work to be excellent and it certainly isn’t an easy road but how great is it that we get to be beginners? When we allow ourselves that time to be a beginner we are giving ourselves a chance to become excellent.
So don’t beat yourself up over the fact that you are a beginner. Embrace it because before long (with dedication) you will be excellent.
CHALLENGE: Go vote. (If I haven’t already emphasized that enough.) And allow yourself to be a beginner because even the experts were beginners once.