"i can't achieve my dreams until i’m beautiful first"
whenever i dream of accomplishing something,
i don't see myself doing it,
but the version of me
i want to be.
i see a thinner me,
a more fit me,
an actual beautiful image of me.
so when i snap back into reality,
i am only more discouraged
because i'll never look like that,
i will never be able to accomplish such a thing.
because first i must look like that
in order to be able to accomplish anything.
...is it just me or is this honestly one of the
biggest yet most silent excuses we make as to why
we shouldn't go after something?
i'm always telling myself things like,
"before i can do that,
i have to look like this"
like the prerequisite to following
your dreams is being beautiful or “perfect” first.
now, yes, there are steps you should take
before going after a dream,
but being beautiful enough or
or whatever-relating-to-your-appearance enough
is not one --- okay.
so when you daydream about
making your dreams come true,
see yourself -as you are -
not anyone else,
because you are good enough now
to go after AND accomplish your dreams.
p.s. even to my lovely girls who have goals
to strengthen their bodies or
make better lifestyle choices,
this applies to you too,
do not let your current state
dishearten you from achieving
your dream state.
your success is not measured
by how “perfect” you start out,
it is measured by how dedicated
& strong you end up!
Gif by: Julie Winegard