“𝐈 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞”.
I can’t believe these thoughts even entered my head - but they did.
A little background story for you, growing up I was surrounded by love and support, but no one ever had to encourage me.
My parents were incredible; they let me make my own decisions about everything from a very young age and they never pushed anything on me!
My coaches and teachers were all also outstanding; they instructed and guided me but they never had to push me!
No one has ever once said to me, “hey, keep going, I believe in you”.
𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰.
As a child, a teenager, and a young adult I was freakishly on-point with everything. Motivated, driven, hard-charging enough to earn myself the nickname of “little miss perfect”. 🙄
But then I burnt out.
I think we talk about midlife crisis and burnout as something that only affects middle-age people but the truth is that with the pressures of society, it’s happening younger and younger.
In our youth, we are so resilient but inevitably, it all catches up to us.
So when I get thoughts in my head like, “I just need someone to believe in me”, I understand that 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 needs a heavier hand of support from time-to-time.
But if this is your story and your feeling, you need to understand two things:
☑️ ONLY YOU are capable of giving yourself belief, support and validation that means anything! What YOU tell yourself, what YOU know, what YOU believe is the 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 thing that matters. The whole world can be your cheer squad but if YOU aren’t cheering for you, nothing else matters
☑️ ONLY YOU are in control of changing your beliefs! Other people are not responsible for your feelings. If you need something, ask for it.
I just need someone to believe in me -
and I AM that person I need, right here and now ✌🏼