Toughen up

I need to get tough. Thick skin, broad shoulders and almost unshakable confidence. 

I need to learn to accept flaws and embrace failure. 

I need to take things less personally and realise that being set up to fail is not a reflection of overall performance. 

I need to be less sensitive, harder, colder. Become distanced and disaffected. 

I need to learn to handle vulnerability like a pro, not like a gibbering wreck, sobbing down the phone while sat on the sofa watching Bojack Horseman for the fourth time. 

I need to accept that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s strength. It’s a sign of wanting to develop, move forward, become the person I want to be. 

I need to not hate myself for my weak moments. To stop dissecting awkard conversations and halt tearing myself apart when the bad days get too much. 

I need to change and toughen the fuck up. 

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