Ashamed of Success

It is believed that everything and anything rewarding truly needs to be challenging. So I am here, confused.

I am here living a dream, my dream, and if feels so easy. I did not have to fight. I did not have to lose everything first. I did not have to be constantly challenged. Yet, I am here living my dream.

Living a dream, my dream, and it feels shameful. I did not need to fight. I did not lose anything on the way. I did not face a challenge I felt I could not overtake. Yet, the dream came true for me.

Living a dream, my dream, and I feel unworthy. I did not win any fight. I did not have to rebuild anything I have lost. I did not conquer secret fears, hike spiritual mountains or accomplish heroic tasks. Yet, my dream turned into reality.

The sight of my personal success is being blurred by one of a lack of self sacrifice, a lack of excruciating hard work. A simple honest path and genuine belief that a dream can come true no longer seem sufficient as a journey. I should be celebrating my dream, but wouldn’t that be arrogant?

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