Monday, July 28, 2014

You Can Do It! Monday Motivation | Celebrating Milestones

I found this adorable inspiration on Pinterest.

Happy Monday!

I know, I know... Mondays rarely bring any excitement. In fact, Mondays usually just suck altogether. But today is a little different for me. Why, you ask? Well...

My YouTube channel hit 100 subscribers today.

One of my favorite videos crossed 1,000 views today.

My Instagram is growing rapidly because of such a supportive beauty community. I've even made new friends!

My blog will reach a huge - to me - milestone this week (unless of course no one ever decides to visit it again, which is a possibility) that I'll share when it happens.

I realize this could come off a little braggy and narcissistic, but I hope you can see past that to my honest intention - which is to hopefully inspire you.

I often give the impression that I don't care what others think. I am strong-willed (some might say stubborn) and usually not afraid to say what's on my mind... yeah, that one gets me in trouble a lot. But I'm also a super sensitive person with a big heart. My feelings get hurt very easily. I have struggled my whole life with the fear of failure and not living up to others' expectations. That fear has held me back and kept me from doing things I longed to do. Like most people, I deeply struggle with rejection.

You may think I'm too sensitive - and maybe I am. But it hurts when those whom we think would be our biggest cheerleaders, well... aren't. Unfortunately, people will always disappoint you. But that should make you even more grateful for the ones who love and support you and cherish the ones that would do anything to help you reach your goals.

Most would probably laugh at my milestones, but I'm choosing to celebrate. For me, these silly milestones represent growth and progress. They prove to me that if you set goals, you can achieve them and if you work hard, your dreams can become a reality.

Whatever you've been wanting to do but keep putting off, do it. Maybe it's exercise or lose weight (preaching to the choir on that one), maybe it's take art classes, maybe it's singing in front of others, maybe it's starting that small business you've always dreamed about... Whatever it is, do it! Set small, realistic goals, work toward them, and celebrate your accomplishments!

This post is as much for me as it is for you. These small milestones have encouraged me to start working on other areas of my life, and I hope it encourages you, too.

If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe Ryan!

Celebrate the small things!

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