You look around and wonder how in the world you ended up here: unsatisfying job, toxic relationship, broken dreams. You feel unfulfilled, searching for that missing piece of life, of love, of happiness that will make you feel whole again. You’ve convinced yourself that you don’t deserve the best in life.
Instead of reaching towards the life of your dreams, you stagnate.
You convince yourself that you have more than enough, even as you feel your life crumbling and spirit wilting. You’ve forced yourself to believe that you are undeserving of the full, beautiful life you’ve long ago dismissed as nothing more than a fantasy.
You deserve a fulfilling life, a life blossoming with prosperity, love, and happiness.
Know that you can achieve your dreams. Strive for better in every aspect of your life because you are worthy.
You deserve a job that rejuvenates you, igniting your passion and enlivening your spirit.
Know that you deserve a job that makes you feel warm inside, a job that doesn’t feel like work, a job you never want to leave. Choose a job that allows others to recognize your potential for greatness, a job that ignites a passion in you, a job that allows you to share your talent, your vision, and your love with the world. You deserve a job that will propel you to create the world you wish to see.
You deserve a tender, passionate love, a love built on respect and trust.
Know that you deserve a love that doesn’t hurt, a love that doesn’t abuse, a love that doesn’t bruise, break, or scar. Seek out a love that consumes your soul, slowly mending the brokenness of the past. Find a love that restores your faith, a love that helps you believe in humanity again. You deserve an undying love, a love that stays, a love that never fades. This love heals, restoring your broken heart.
You deserve a pure, blissful happiness, a happiness founded on the beauty of self-love.
Know that you deserve to look in the mirror and fall in love with every part of yourself. Uplift yourself instead of relentlessly picking apart your flaws. Know that you are perfect in your imperfections and smile at the thought of the person you’re becoming. Stop listening to the critics, and replace the harshness of doubt with the serenity of love. You deserve to pursue your passions with your whole heart, to believe that you are capable of achieving your dreams.
Know that you merit building a fulfilling life, piece by piece. Refuse to listen to the strident whispers of your doubts convincing you that you will never be enough for the life of your dreams. Resolve to never again settle for remaining stagnant in life and in love. Continue to aim higher until the life you deserve is within your grasp.
Know that you deserve more. Reach for your dreams and discover true happiness. You deserve to know without a doubt that you are worthy of your best life.
Previously published on Thought Catalog.