So, it has been almost 2 months since I began this journey with you. I have learned so much!
I think that I have learned more about life than I have about myself. Maybe that is the way it should be. Maybe I needed to change my perspective before I could really find myself.
I know that changing my perspective has allowed me to see the world in a new and different way. Perhaps I will begin to see myself in a new and different way as well.
I began reading a book called The Compound Effect. I guess you could say that it is a "self-help" book. I usually try to stay away from those because I feel like they are just a way for people to make money by preying on people's desires to make money or find love or happiness. This book however has caught my attention. It is not promising that you will lose 20 pounds over the course of a week or that you will find and marry your soul mate in 6 months. Instead it talks about changing your life and your results by changing your actions and your habits. The recurring theme is that it will take time and that you will not see results in the short term.
In this book after the first chapter, there are tasks for you to complete. One of the tasks is to list some of your past successes. I really struggled with this. I did really well in school so I listed that. Beyond that I couldn't think of another area of my life in which I have been successful. I am hoping that gaining a new perspective will help me to also reevaluate my past and maybe I will be able to see areas where I have been successful but failed to recognize it or give myself credit for it.