The Inferiority Complex

Since I've been on this I Love Lucy craze, I stumbled across one of the older episodes, comically titled "The Inferiority Complex."  Essentially, the episode is about Lucy's sudden depression, which is caused by her belief that she can't do anything right.  With all of her blubbering and Ricky's scheming, it made for a pretty good laugh--that is, until I stepped back and realized that I'm going through the same slump.
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Sometimes, I feel as though I can't do anything to my satisfaction.  I can't do anything right.
This complex didn't come on for any particular reason;  I suppose a bunch of events snowballed into a huge downer.  A lot of things have been happening lately, and they haven't been the happiest.  Plus, with all of this free time to go outside and be active, I'm reminded of just how terrible of an athlete I am.  This also contributes to the body image crisis, which is one I really haven't struggled with until recently.
I'm trying to better myself in different areas, like my singing technique, and yet, I don't feel as though I'll ever really get any better.  I want to boost my blog and social media followings, but as of now, I'm stuck in a bit of a rut.  I wish I could improve my relationships with my friends, but none of them ever seem to be around.  Honestly, I'm tempted to think that the only thing I'll ever be able to do to my satisfaction is keep my nose stuck in a book.
I recently read a post about trying to keep faith in times when faith is hard to find.  To keep blogging, even if a blog only has three followers.  That made me realize something: even though I'm stuck in this rut, I won't be stuck forever.  I've come so far in so many things, and I just can't recognize that.
One day, I'll look back and remember where I am today, and I'll laugh.  I'll laugh at how very small I seem, and I'll laugh at the fact that I never thought I could do what I'm capable of doing.
I may be a bit down today, but tomorrow, I'll be ready to take on the world.
So, if you're stranded in an inferiority complex, just remember:  when we're down in the darkest parts of life, the only place we can go is up.

Love,

5 comments:

  1. I am giving you a standing ovation for this post right now. Not only for putting yourself out there, (rather bravely I might add) and exposing a sort of struggle you have but also, because this is just what I needed to hear. I am going through the same thing. Mostly mine is a compare and contrast sort of issue. I compare myself to others and their specific talents to my own. There's a quote that says "Do not compare your today with someone else's tomorrow". Everyone is at a different place in their life, and for a reason too. Could I (and you) be "better"? Yep, but we define the "better", not someone else.

    đź’šJessica
    polishedandpumped.blogspot.com


    PS- i LOVE lucy!!!

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    1. Your comment just made my day, Jessica. I'm glad that you could relate to this post, and I absolutely agree with the quote. We define what is "better" for ourselves, not by making comparisons to others.

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    2. Indeed! Here's another one for you: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt. That's pretty powerful stuff. If only I could listen to my own advice....now that's a struggle that really is real LOL.

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  2. Tori, I'm so sorry you've been feeling this way. I'm sure we all feel like this every now and then. Don't stay down though! You are such a beautiful and sweet person who has so much to offer to this world :)
    I hope you realize that! <3

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! We all go through slumps like this, but it's important to remember everything that we've already done.

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