I work my ass off every day to get a little closer to where I want to be

Keywords: the buildup , encouragment , mental health , rant , trauma , trigger warning , tw suicide , work

I don’t need validation to continue this journey, but it would be so nice. It would just be the sweetest thing to hear from someone else. I scream it at myself every day. I say, “Rudy, you’re doing so much better. You can pretend it’s a secret and get through this. You’re good enough.” I, however, am not a reliable source of emotional information to myself yet. I’m still working on that. Until then, any kind of encouragement is greatly appreciated.

https://victoriacsmith.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/progress-vs-validation

I want to thank those people who stood with me at that time when I was so lost

Keywords: life , appreciation , friends , growth , journey , nostalgia , thank you

Those who supported me in their own way. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. The inspiration I got to pick up the pen to write, in the first place in 2018, changed my life, totally. I found my voice. Thank you, my friends, for your loving and caring presence and all the encouragement.

https://musingonline.home.blog/2020/12/14/one-day-at-a-time

I want to believe in every one of my students that step foot in my classroom

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I want them to feel like they can achieve something great – something far beyond the classroom walls. I hope to encourage and challenge them to continue to seek the things that best illuminate their eyes with curiosity and wonder. I long to help peel back a clouded lens, offering clarity of vision that allows them to see their potential and worth.

https://mountaxelrod.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/i-believe-so-they-can-believe

I have simply recognized that encouraging myself has a far better shot at getting where I want to be

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Years ago, I had a client who came up with a personal mantra that made me smile. He had spent years telling himself he was ugly. This incredibly insecure and self-deprecating young man decided that, when exercising, he would chant “I am hot, I know it. I’m sexy and I show it.” He chanted the rhyme to me in my office. I loved it then and I love it now.

https://psychdiary.com/do-you-encourage-yourself