5 Reasons You Are More Awesome Than You Think

Updated on March 19, 2019

Life is not perfect. It isn't. You aren't perfect. I'm not perfect. Things don't go as planned. Dreams get crushed. People hurt us and we sometimes hurt them. We don't have everything we want. We don't accomplish everything we set out to accomplish. All of this is true. But there is also something else that is true. That is that we are awesome. We get through things we don't choose to go through, we accomplish things despite not being perfect, and we persevere even though the odds are sometimes against us. We also find that we are often forgiven by people for our shortcomings.

The bottom line is that we are awesome! As regular, imperfect human beings, we are awesome. We don't always know it, we don't always feel it, but we are. Here is a reminder for you if you woke up feeling "less than" today.

1. You have survived a relationship disaster, or lack there of

It doesn't matter if you're 18 or 85, at this point in your life, you have either had a major romantic relationship disaster that you have overcome, or not. Either way, that makes you awesome. Either side is something to be proud of with the right perspective. If you have gotten out of a bad relationship (either voluntarily or not), you survived and got through it and are on the other side. Hopefully you are already happier, but if not, you at least you are one step closer anyway. If you have been fairly lucky to not have any bad endings to relationships, good for you too! This might be because you have generally encountered nice, kind people and things just got in the way or you have yet to experience something. Something also can be so terrible that WHEN you survive you, you are so much stronger than before. This is a matter or perspective and with the right perspective, you control what your reality is. You decide whether something is a blessing or not and that is awesome.

2. Despite money, you're still surviving

I would venture to say that most of us don't have an endless supply of cash. Even with that in common, our financial situations vary through a wide spectrum. Despite the good times, the lean times, and the leaner than lean times, you have managed to eat enough, sleep enough, and thrive enough to be reading this article and for that, you are awesome! Know that no matter what money provides or doesn't provide for you in the future, you will make it. You know why you will make it? Because you have and you are capable.

3. You have had you're own set of successes and failures

We all have our strengths and weakness and I truly believe that they are one in the same. Literally think of any positive attribute of yourself or anybody that you know. Now think of the times that attribute works well for them, and why it is sometimes gets in their own way. Odds are that you will almost always find that is the case. With that said, we have all had successes and failures. Because you can't really have one without the other. Success is relative, but really, don't we measure our success and failures in relation to each other? If not, we should because by no means should we measure them to anyone else's. The answer is simple...our journey is just that: ours. So your highs and lows are related and they are yours. Be proud of every one of them. They made you who you've been, who you are, and who you will be.

4. No matter how things are, there is something to be grateful for

Gratitude is an amazing thing, it really is. It can also be oh so hard to find within us at times. However, there is always something to be grateful for, no matter how small. That means, that you (yes you), even on your worst day, you have something to be grateful for. That makes us all better than we sometimes think because, let's face it, we all have moments we don't want to think of what's good because we're focusing on what's wrong. It's human nature at times and we are in fact human. I do find though that most people I come in contact with are able to be grateful and that is awesome.

5.If you are reading this, you are still alive

I know, life has been hard and you may not be where you want to be or think that you will ever get where you want to go. But you know what? If you are reading this, that means you are still alive and that means you have purpose. That purpose may be something that you know, but it may also be something that you don't know...yet. But you are still here and you owe it to yourself and everyone around you to know that and see your full potential through. So many people don't get the chance. So if you're reading this, congratulations you're still here and you are awesome.

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Jessica B


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Jessica Beasley profile imageAUTHOR

        Jessica B 

        7 months ago from United States

        Thank you for reading Ellison Hartley and Cecil Kenmill! :) And thank you so much Cecil Kenmill for your service!

        Gratitude is such a precious thing to have as much as I love having gratitude myself, I love being around others even more who are grateful. Hopefully it is contagious and can be spread around more. I know we will try! :)

      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        7 months ago from Maryland, USA

        This is a great article, I think we all need to be reminded sometimes to live with Gratitude and to look at the bright side!

      • SgtCecil profile image

        Cecil Kenmill 

        7 months ago from Osaka, Japan

        Well done! I totally agree. Unfortunately, I think we are all lacking in gratitude. It wasn't until I joined the Army that I realized how awesome life was as a civilian. The Army was awesome too but I didn't realize it until I became a veteran!


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)