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It’s Okay If You Suck At This. Otherwise Called, “Permission to Suck.” Otherwise Called, “Longest Blog Post Title Ever Because Obnoxiously Long Blog Post Titles Are Funny.”

In: Life,

It’s okay if…you’re drowning in self-doubt.

It’s okay if…you don’t know where to start.

It’s okay if…you started, but want to stop.

It’s okay if…you sometimes mix up your priorities.

It’s okay if…you didn’t say the right thing.

It’s okay if…you really fucked up the first time around.

It’s okay if…you fucked up the second time around, too.

It’s okay if…you’re overwhelmed.

It’s okay if…you get down on yourself.

It’s okay if…you’re worried everyone knows more than you.

It’s okay if…you don’t have enough self-confidence.

It’s okay if…you’re secretly afraid that people will laugh at you.

It’s okay if…you question your own capabilities.

It’s okay if…you spent all weekend doing nothing but watching movies.

It’s okay if…you sometimes suck.

It’s okay if…you sometimes really suck.

It’s okay if…you haven’t reached your potential yet.

It’s okay if…you’re not sure that you ever really will.

It’s okay if…you sort of resent the people doing better than you.

It’s okay if…you sometimes think they’re full of it, too.

It’s okay if…you didn’t respond to that person’s email.

It’s okay if…you just don’t fucking feel like it today.

It’s okay if…you have no idea what to do next.

It’s okay if…you do know what to do next…but still can’t seem to make yourself.

It’s okay if…you just couldn’t find the time this week.

It’s okay if…you don’t want to do it the way they say you should.

None of it matters.

Because…

YOU ARE TRYING.

And as a matter of fact, you’re doing a wonderful job.

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114 thoughts on "It’s Okay If You Suck At This. Otherwise Called, “Permission to Suck.” Otherwise Called, “Longest Blog Post Title Ever Because Obnoxiously Long Blog Post Titles Are Funny.”"

  1. Sheen Edward says:

    Point taken and valued! So true! What matters is you’re trying and who cares if you mess up? It’s you and people who truly believe in you knows that. 

  2. Sheen Edward says:

    Point taken and valued! So true! What matters is you’re trying and who cares if you mess up? It’s you and people who truly believe in you knows that. 

  3. Johno says:

    We get so caught up in how difficult it is starting your own business
    and making your dreams come true that we forget just what an amazing
    thing we are actually doing. Thank you for your posts and for kicking my
    ass every now and then, getting me back in the right mindset and
    reminding me why I decided to do it in the first place! I always remind
    myself that this is what I CHOSE to do with my life!

    “You’re not just Jane Smith. You’re Jane Fucking Smith.”

    “It’s about time you remembered.”

    “And it’s about time the world knows it.” 😉

  4. Johno says:

    We get so caught up in how difficult it is starting your own business
    and making your dreams come true that we forget just what an amazing
    thing we are actually doing. Thank you for your posts and for kicking my
    ass every now and then, getting me back in the right mindset and
    reminding me why I decided to do it in the first place! I always remind
    myself that this is what I CHOSE to do with my life!

    “You’re not just Jane Smith. You’re Jane Fucking Smith.”

    “It’s about time you remembered.”

    “And it’s about time the world knows it.” 😉