There will be a time in everyone’s life when you just aren’t appreciated. Whether it’s the effort you’re putting in at home, with your friends or family, or at work – sometimes your best isn’t good enough.
And generally speaking, your best is good enough. Trying your best and failing is nothing to be ashamed of. Trying your best and only getting recognition for the things that went wrong isn’t your fault. Your best is good enough – it’s just not good enough for the people who don’t truly appreciate you.
Which puts things into perspective – why are you putting all this time and energy into people who will never see how great you are? You cleaned the whole house, but you forgot to take the trash out. You made it to 5 different birthday parties this year, but you double booked yourself for the 6th one. You put together a presentation that wowed everyone, but there was a typo in the 12th paragraph.
When people notice the tiny bad things over the huge good things, they’re not your people. They’re never going to understand you and help you get you to where you need to be when you’re unable to be at your best.
It’s frustrating and it’s unfair, but people don’t really owe anything to us. We owe it to ourselves to know our worth.