If you were to really look at your life story you’d have to admit:
not everyone does the epic shit you do everyday and in a second language but even with all that you still…
Feel insecure around native-born.
Feel judged by others for your accent.
Feel like you are never going to be as cool, as put together, as eloquent as people you are surrounded by.
Feel like you have to work twice as hard as others.
Feel like no matter what you say other people will not 100% understand what you are trying to convey.
They don’t know your background and are not able to appreciate how far you have come.
Feel like you don’t fully belong here.
Someone says a joke, they refer to a movie, song or TV show you have not seen, and now once again you are on the outside…
Sometimes even though you are surrounded by others, you feel really lonely.
You don’t feel like they see you for who you really are.
You feel like you should be happy.
You know that others (especially people still living in your place of origin) don’t have the opportunities you do. You desperately want to make an impact, live a life that matters more, yet you are not sure how to figure out what exactly it is or how to do it.
To upgrade your life,
you have to upgrade the way you think
about yourself & your capacity.
Some of us are so caught up in moving through life
at 90 MPH, we don’t stop to think if we are going in the right direction, in a way we actually want to be traveling.
I ask questions. A lot of them. I don’t tell you want to do. You figure it out for yourself.