Life is hard. Believing in yourself, keeping up your self-confidence and keeping yourself motivated is hard. I generally think highly of myself. Part of me wanted to ask right now, "is that bad to say?" Deep down inside I really don't think it's a bad thing to be aware of your strengths, talents and to know that you have great potential.

There is just so much negativity, it seems. It gets hard to shut it out and only suck in the good. It's tough to be in the situation I am in. I am in a new state, I don't have my own place and I am looking for a job. I guess...that's stressful. The excitement is wearing off.

Some people like to give opinions and advice about, well, everything. Sometimes that is motivating and appreciated and sometimes it's not really helpful but more negative. You know what I mean? Like when there is essentially a backhanded comment, like "Why are you looking for those positions? You should just work at Target for awhile." Or it somehow becomes about them, "When I was your age I did it this way and it was better..."

Ultimately it is up to me how I feel or how I receive something. I don't want to stop believing in myself or think that I can't do something. Right now I started to feel that way. For whatever reason, because of whoever is here, because of whatever it is that they said. It's a lame excuse to feel sad and discouraged.

"A lion doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep."

To anyone else who may need to hear it, don't lose sight of who you are and what you know you can do.

What do you do to stay positive and motivated? Writing helps me. My parent's have always believed in me and are truly my biggest advocates, so I usually just think about what they would say to me...haha or I call them. Let me know what you do in the comments below!