When I think about the mistakes I've made, the unkind words I've spoken, the opportunities I've let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I've fostered — it makes me want to hang my head in shame.
On too many occasions, I have not acted as my best self, the self I want to be. The self I know I'm capable of being. On too many occasions, I have accepted mediocre, I've stood by when I should have acted, I've said “no” to life when I could have said “yes.”
If there is any grace in this humbling admission, it's the knowledge that I'm not alone. Failing to live up to expectations, our own or that of others is part of the human condition.