When we celebrate our victories, our brain releases dopamine that energizes us and makes us feel good. It makes us want to take more action and do more of it. The key is to allow yourself to feel good with your imperfect progress. Celebrating your small wins along with the big wins is important part in your journey to fit & healthy success.
When you try to understand the heart through the mind you will get lost or stuck in the translation. There are no words that exist to describe what the heart feels nor should it be an attempt.
When you make excuses, your excuses make you. Excuses allow you to live in denial of your true potential.
If you are constantly trying to prove yourself worthy, you do not know your value.
The same goes for another that does not see your value.
There is not a cut and dry list of things that outright tell you if someone is truthful or not. Each person lives and operates under their own version of reality. There is no one way to determine right from wrong. On a Spiritual plane, everything serves you if you are in awareness versus Ego.
Paradox, as defined by Dictionary.com, is a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that when investigated or explained is proves to be well founded or true. You are are living a paradox within a paradox within a paradox. You are the Paradox and its Truth.