When was the last time someone told you how amazing you are? How beautiful you are? That your thoughts, contributions and ideas matter?
Our closemindedness tends to inhibit our innate ability to see clearly. So often we focus on what is irrelevant— the fact that no one knows our names and that we aren’t on public display. We think this way because we are close-minded.
What if I told you that people do notice you? People are viewing you on social media. People are reading your posts and taking note of your work.
The problem is that you are dismissing yourself. When you are viewing life in a distorted manner you are more than likely unreceptive of the truth— including your options.
A client of mine struggled with this very concept. She could not understand just how powerful being receptive to love is. This very idea is the foundation of many programs, strategies and practices. I tell you this because I know it works because I am living it and so are my clients.
The truth of the matter is that you are just as good and successful as you permit yourself to be. You can only have what you allow yourself to have.
When you view people who don’t have much of anything you notice two things. The first being that they are in a situation that no one should ever really have to deal with and the second is that they have power to change and yet they cannot see it for themselves.
The latter statement affects all of us. Our egos are masters of telling us ‘no’ where we deserve a ‘yes.’
I challenge you to really think about this.
When was the last time you denied yourself one of these things:
- A job offer because you felt underqualified…
- A promotion because you felt you had no right to have better…
- A day off because you felt you didn’t deserve it…
- Pampering because you felt you didn’t earn it…
All of these things are free and yet we don’t allow ourselves to have them. Even if we were never offered these things, why did we never ask for them?