You can pressure and push yourself towards something or you can be pulled towards it.
Judging, pressuring, and shaming yourself is one way to change, grow, and accomplish. It’s the way we use when we’re not connected to our deeper truth and authentic “why.”
We do that when our desires are driven by lack, scarcity, and neediness instead of our true desires for growth and expansion.
It’s a way that will leave you feeling exhausted, tired, burned out, and resentful.
It will leave you feeling unsatisfied and empty. Nothing you accomplish will be good enough.
When you are connected to your meaning and purpose, you are pulled towards it. You still work for it, but the work is exciting and enjoyable.
If either one can give you the same end result, how would you want to get there? Who do you want to be when you accomplish it?
You don’t need to give up on your dreams because it’s hard, you just need to find a way that’s on your terms - through acceptance, self-compassion, and empowerment.