Believe it or not, this is going to be an encouraging blog, but first, let me get this first part down on the screen.
We all have cracks and breaks in our lives. No one – absolutely no one is perfect. There are failures, foibles, and weaknesses in every creature alive.
OK. Now it gets better.
Bottom line, we need to find a way to treat ourselves with a whole lot of kindness and good wholesome self-talk. I love what Brene Brown says in Daring Greatly.
“We need to talk to ourselves
the same way we’d talk to
someone we care about.”
Kevin Hall, in Aspire, says this:
“You should never treat another person in a manner that would make them feel small. And that means yourself.”
Kevin calls this GENSHAI (pronounced GEN-Shy)
We listen to ourselves 24 hours a day – seven days a week. What goes on in our minds is perhaps the most important activity we will do at any given moment.
We humans have a tendency to beat up on ourselves and use put-down words and phrases. One of our favorites is to care more about what others may think. Rather, as Brene encourages us to do – establish that “I am enough.”
“I Am Enough.”
Say that a few hundred times a day for a month.
I simply want to encourage all of us to begin good and healthy conversations with ourselves that lead to empowering thoughts and repairing the defeated self-image we so generously tear down.
Be kind to self!
Be gentle with you, as you are with others.
You are the one who controls this lever.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time