Being in touch with an old friend reminded me that there are people in life, someone you have known for a long, short time or just someone you may have met once that say something to you that you will never forget. Mine to share today is "You don't belong here" It didn't sink in to me until after it was said and it is something that I still hold very dear to me. I took it to mean that I was worth more than where I was at the time and I agreed. I have come a long way since then and continue to do so every day.
Can you remember one statement that you will never forget?
There are numerous theories to explain why we hang on so strongly to the concept of self-blame. One such theory explains that if we can attribute our ill-treatment to something we did, then we can control whether this ill-treatment happens again in the future by learning to moderate our own behavior. It gives us a sense of control over being hurt again. By letting go of the fact that the abuse happened through no fault of our own, it means that we also have to let go of that sense of control - which is very hard to do because, ultimately, we want to be able to protect ourselves. However, learning and accepting that we do not have control over everything in our lives and everything that happens to us is a necessary part of healing. What we can take away from this however, is that we can take control of the healing process....and that can be a very empowering experience. (taken from www.pandys.org)
It's easy to lose your self confidence sometimes or worry whether you can do something, be up to the job however there are always people in life that know you can and can remind us when we are challenged. Your friends, family, colleagues and children believe in you. Do you believe in you?
Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.