Getting where you need or want to be isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you look like a hot mess or even look like a complete idiot while you are on your way to accomplish something great. Don’t let what it looks like on the outside to others deter you from reaching what you are setting out to do.
The first step to failure is giving a fuck about what other people think. If you want to succeed, you can’t be worried about what it looks like to other people. You need to stay focused on your goal. You know that “fake it ‘til you make it” bullshit? It’s bullshit. Be real. Be comfortable. Because people are going to judge you no matter what. Be who you are on your path to greatness.
Our mistakes, our wrong words said, our bad choices, and our goblin looking terrible hair days are a part of our accomplishments, our perfectly timed jokes, and our “damn I look fucking hot” days. You are going to fail before you succeed. And you can’t be scared to fail. Because every time you fail, you learn.
Accepting failure without feeling defeated is so fucking important. Stop getting in your head about the wrong thing you said. Because you’ve said a million right things before that. Embrace those bumps in the road. Accept that you aren’t perfect and sometimes you are going to look like an idiot and people are going to judge you.
Because none of that matters when you finish what you are working towards.