A few weeks ago, I was talking on the phone with this guy, and he was talking about how he just wanted to be with me. Granted, we hadn’t been dating and don’t talk very often, so I’m rolling my eyes and am like, “yeah right, you don’t even know me, so why say something like that?” He then went on to tell me I was special and that I don’t even see how awesome I am. That statement has stuck with me since! I don’t know about you, but I often try to downplay my awesome, or don’t see it at all. It is often said that we are our own worst critics. We give an excellent presentation at work, and only remember the things we should have done better. We receive a compliment, and provide some sort of statement to detract from it, instead simply saying “thank you.” We look in the mirror and highlight everything we want to change. We are surrounded by amazing people, but can’t appreciate them, because we can’t appreciate ourselves. The list can go on an on…
Over the last few weeks, since the conversation with that guy, I have been trying to see my awesome more. Every time negative self-talk tries to creep in, I combat it with something positive. Instead of harping on my current job seeking state, I try to focus on the fact that this is giving me time to work on my business, Clutched & Covered. Instead of thinking, why would a man want a lady such as myself, I think, why wouldn’t he? Seeing your awesome is about tapping into all of the positive things that make you, YOU. It’s about realizing just how much worth you truly have, understanding how wonderful you are, and validating yourself, without waiting on someone else to do so for you.
What are some things that you can do to start seeing your awesome today? If you’ve already mastered this, feel free to share some tips!
P.S. Sending a big THANK YOU to photographer, Plutolenz, for these photos!