First, Be Kind

Posted in Blog
09/12/2019 Mduduzi Luthuli

This will be my last blog post for 2019. As such, I’d like to leave you with a thought. A request rather.

Be kind to yourself.

You’re not perfect, you’ll make mistakes, you’ll fall short. To think otherwise is absurd. Nobody is perfect.

It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn. Understanding that a setback doesn’t mean failure. Accepting that my life journey will be imperfect. It will be filled with failures, but we must always keep on trying.

No one does things perfectly. Every effort at improvement is going to be a mixture of successes and failures. And a failure here and there most certainly does not erase a long line of successes.

Zoom out and look for a net improvement. The important thing is that the net effect of your actions is an improvement.

So, when you feel like throwing in the towel and giving up, it might help to zoom out so that you can get a more accurate view of your journey thus far.

The first rule of kindness is be kind to yourself.

Enjoy the holidays. We’ll keep trying in 2020.

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