Quit carrying that baggage of guilt
it ain’t gonna buy you redemption.
Quit holding on to other people’s criticism
they have their own issues to deal with and ain’t perfect themselves.
Quit seeing yourself as not enough
nobody else can be you or as enough as you
Quit comparing yourself to others
your goal is to compete with yourself and be better than you were yesterday.
Quit bemoaning what yesterday could have been, it’s gone!
Look up to today and make it the damn best that you can.
Quit worrying about the future
when you are not done with admiring the present.
Quit holding on to your expectation of others,
it doesn’t belong to you and letting go will bring you peace.
Remember that though we are in this life together, your track belongs solely to you.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha