“It’s okay not to be okay” – Jessie J, Who You Are
Sometimes happiness is hard.
It’s ironic, I know. Shouldn’t happiness be easy?
It can be. But I don’t believe we can remain happy without dealing with seasons of doubt and struggle. Living an authentic, happy life requires progress and adaptation, which are just almost-fancy words for change.
Change is rough.
You can think happy thoughts and meditate and have faith and affirm and blah blah freaking blah, but the bottom line is that you will not get to the other side without squeezing through the way too tight spot where it is damn uncomfortable. You cannot overcome fears without learning to be afraid.
It’s okay not to be okay.
Resist the urge to run from rejection. Give yourself a minute before promising to push on. Brace yourself for the onslaught of insecurities, doubts, and momentary backslide. Fight the need to fix it for just a little bit.
Go ahead, be not okay.
Because there’s a breakthrough coming just around the bend.