Our stories don’t lower the bar on caliber. In fact, when looking in hindsight, our challenges were there to show up our caliber. We gain wisdom, grit, and appreciation from them and expand into larger versions of ourselves as we work through our lives.
So consider not telling those stories, and show up in the best version of self you’ve got today. It’s enough. You’re enough.
I read on a sugar package many years ago:
Your friends don’t need it, and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.