That’s a safe game to play but it does no good for our self image. It keeps us small and nobody benefits from you or I playing a small game.
Try this. Next time someone gives you a compliment, savour it.
When someone says you’re doing a great job, try that compliment on.
Allow it in. Roll it around in your mind. Ask, ‘What does it feel like if I allow myself to feel I’m smashing it?’
A lot of people just block everything: ‘I love you.’ ‘Do you though?’ ‘Your ideas are incredible.’ ‘Hmm, they’re okay.’ We get really good at pushing things away away because the reality doesn’t match the image inside our minds of the world we should be living or the reality we should be creating.
This is where reality is bumping up against our self image ad this is what drives self sabotage. We want to open ourselves up to consistently update the story of who we are.
But who we are isn’t set in stone. Who you are will not determine who you will become unless you let it, and we can change our story by consciously, in every moment, opening ourselves up to the new.
Seek out people who will give you encouragement and compliments and inspire you to be your best. And when you these new moments of success, take a moment.
Take the words and emotions they create into your body and savour them.
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