Be Full of Grace Towards Yourself

Allow yourself
The space
To falter
To be
Less that one hundred percent
At all times
Having high goals
Doesnt mean youll always reach them
Yet you may
With discipline
With time
With consistency
Set yourself
In the mindset
That you will accomplish
But being full of grace
For yourself
Is what there needs to be
For you
To become you

On one end, I feel as though I should always be pressuring myself to be as good as I possibly can be, the ideal I envision. Yet today, I have spotted a bit of the other end, in which I allow for the moments in which I don’t perform at the level I project myself performing at. I thought that that was an interesting thought which a light is rarely cast upon.
The idea of providing myself grace, to be the man I am now, as opposed to whom I project my future self to be. That is not to say “be complacent”, far from it. Yet, if one loads themselves with tasks daily, lofty ones, one worth striving to with all of ones might, there is a good chance they will falter. It is kind of like the pancake analogy that I’ve seen as a topic of conversation/debate among medical students. It goes something like “each day you are served 10 pancakes (set information). You need to eat your breakfast. If you do not finish all 10 of your pancakes, then tomorrow you will have to add the left over pancakes on top of the current days portion.” However the debate I have seen from medical students is that, perhaps, no-one can be expected to eat such an incredibly large amount everyday, that is just too ambitious for almost anyone to brute force. One, therefore, needs to create strategies, and other practical ways in which to imbibe the greatest amount of pancakes one can in a day. However, with such an abundence of things (information) to be done/grasped, it is inevitable that there will be things missed. There seems to be, from what I’ve seen, an expectation there that one may just be too overloaded with information, especially initially, however, that often times, one will be learning by doing and creating systemic knowledge in ones mind whilst progressing. I think this is a helpful mindset in the less pertinent areas of our lives, or in those spaces in which our shortcoming will not bring the world crashing down upon us.

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