When I was little, you were frowned upon if you bragged about yourself. And as a little kid, I followed the crowd, downplayed my good qualities and spent most of my time complaining about what I didn’t do well. Then in high school I didn’t feel comfortable receiving all the praise about how talented I was as a young actress, and yes, I said actress not actor. (:
Bragging Or Acknowledging?
Even though I sat in the front of the highest Math, English, History and Language classes in high school, I didn’t talk about how smart I was. I thought I was being humble, by not bragging or acknowledging my accomplishments. .
But overtime, not acknowledging the things I did well led me to judge myself, and question my abilities. It became hard for me to “tell it like it is” and I found myself softening or lessening my personal and professional strengths, so I wouldn’t appear boastful.
Well, Hooey on that now!!
Be Who You Are
There is a difference between bragging and acknowledging the truth of who you are.
I am no longer judging myself as unworthy, soft or less than, trying to fit into someone else’s idea of what was or is acceptable. I am smart, talented, kind, fun loving, optimistic, an excellent businesswoman, a loyal friend, a conscious parent, a confident loving woman and my list goes on. I’m proud and thankful that I am willing now to talk about my strong qualities in a confident and respectful way to myself and out loud when I choose!
Share Your Story
What about you?
All judgments aside – What are at least 3 things you admire about yourself? Share in the comments below.
Inquiring minds want to know. (:
No Judgment Just Love. ™