Some of you may have noticed that I always sign my blogs of with ‘Remember, You Are Better Than You Think You Are xx’ and I thought it time I tell the story behind it.
Far too many of us underestimate ourselves, our abilities, our achievements, our capabilities, our leadership, our ideas, our creativity, our skills, resources, experiences, talents, powers, visions, capacities, imagination, thoughts, dreams, successes, triumphs, accomplishments etc.
We focus on what is ‘wrong’ with us and not what is right with us. We focus on our failings and failures, our mistakes and errors and these create the image we have of ourselves.
We end up living a life that we look back on wishing we had done more, seen more, tried more, experienced more, achieved more.
When you were really little you believed that anything was possible, as you grew and listened to others limiting beliefs you took them on as your own...
That’s when we start to second guess what we can and cannot do, we become concerned with what others think of us, we get scared of failing so don’t try. We stay in our comfort zone never following our dreams, get a job not because we love it but just because it pays the bills and then we dread Monday mornings. We don’t live our life.
‘You Are Better Than You Think You Are’ almost became a mantra in my house, trying to get my children understand that they can do anything they put their minds to, including long division.
When either one of my two wonderful children were doubting themselves and their abilities and I was helping them and giving them words on encouragement I always ended my words with ‘you are better than you think you are’. Sometimes they would scoff, sometimes they would laugh and sometimes, sometimes I could see them taking in what I was actually telling them.
These are the times I knew I was finally getting through to them just how wonderfully capable they are. They are grown-ups now, but I still find myself reminding them.
When I started my blog I didn’t know how I wanted to sign off each article, I thought about what message I would like to get out there to everyone that came to my website.
Then it dawned on me that everyone who comes to my website is probably looking for the same thing I was looking for when I needed change in my life. I thought about what I needed to hear back then and what I still need reminding of sometimes…
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Remember, you are better than you think you are xx
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