One thing I'm learning from my kids when they're little, is that you a born with an optimism that for some reason disappears as you age. You begin life with a self confidence that isn't based on ability, just on wishing it so. The fact that you lose every race at the Carnival doesn't stop you entering the next one and thinking you might win. I'm trying hard to see myself and my abilities with their eyes, where success could be yours if you just give it a shot, instead of heeding those nagging voices that tell you there's no point in even trying.
Be a tiny bit great!
We're born with euphoria, in the medical definition of the word: "an exaggerated or abnormal sense of physical and emotional well-being not based on reality or truth". I think it is a sad fact that for most teens and adults we lose it.
My daughter made a Hama bead heart, and when I ironed it together, there were two beads in the centre that would not stick. It effectively had a hole in the heart. My girl merely shrugged and said merrily "It doesn't matter, it still looks a tiny bit great."
Everything is a little bit perfect!
We can never be perfect, we can never get all that we desire in life but let's aim for realising what we have and what we do is still a tiny bit great. So each day, try and stop those voices that tear you down. Try to grab those euphoric thoughts, if only for an instant. Always remember, as my daughter says, you are "a little bit perfect" and that is more than enough!