Brotherly tough love

I don’t care who you are, you need someone bigger than you to beat the shit out of you every once in a while. Verbally, mentally, physically… it all helps.
But when we get to a certain age and experience level, it’s too hard for us to admit that we’re not experts in our field. It hurts to acknowledge the fact that it doesn’t matter how much you know or what you’ve accomplished, you actually haven’t done shit.
Every once in a while, someone will come along and effortlessly put you in your place and you’ll have to face the music.
You’ve been coasting for years and are now paying the price.
But don’t get mad like a little beta bitch. Negative feedback is a blessing in disguise.
“Negative experiences always turn out to be funny stories.”
Even more profound than that is the fact that when you experience negative feedback, you’re really getting a glimpse into how you need to improve as a person.
Don’t write it off as superficiality or a waste of time. Take it to heart as a sign that you’re actually not good enough the way you are and need to improve in order to feel confident.
Of course, the paradox there is that if you someday achieve this higher state of being, you’ll realize that it doesn’t change anything and that you feel exactly the same.
You actually didn’t even need it this entire time.
Because you are enough just the way you are.
But the conundrum is that you’ll never be able to fully realize that until you actually achieve this monstrous thing that you’ve decided is holding you back.
If you figure out a way to skip ahead, let me know.

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