Sometimes we take three steps forward and two steps back. This can be discouraging.
Sometimes we take two steps forward and THREE steps back. This can be REALLY discouraging. The only thing that matters is that we continue to step out. Whatever it is that you are currently working towards; whatever goal you are beating yourself up over for not having reached yet....STOP NOW.
Berating ourselves NEVER moves us forward, at least not permanently. It may for a short period of time, but it always backfires, and sets us back even farther.
When your baby was learning to walk, did you berate her when she fell down? Of course not! She was learning, and with every step she became stronger and more steady.
When she first began to fall, their were pails of tears and a great amount of drama, but soon she realized she could just get back up, and the next time she fell, there were less tears and less drama, until eventually, she got back up as quickly as she fell without missing a beat.
Give yourself the love and grace you gave to her. We are always going to have setbacks, but we don't have to live in the drama of them, and the less we do, the quicker we are back up and running.
You've got this, you beautiful soul, stay with it.
IT WILL BE WORTH IT!