We all make mistakes. And we beat ourselves up a lot.
We are our own worst critics.
Being critical stops us from moving forward.
“When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
Take these five steps today to be-friend yourself and gain self-worth:
- Take out a blank page
- Write: “I am good at:” across the top of the page
- Create a squiggle border (optional, but fun)
- Write your list as quickly as you can. Fill the whole page and use more paper if you have to. Don’t edit as you are doing this step.
- Read the list to yourself. If you find negative statements along the lines of “I am good at messing things up… or I am good at being a no-good, such-and-such” cross those off the list. We are looking for positive, self-worth statements only; things that you would tell a best friend.
Is this a hard thing to do or is it easy for you?
Did anything surprise you as you were writing your list?
Does this feel like a dumb exercise?
Are you resisting doing this? Why?
I would love to hear about your experience in recognizing your self-worth in the comments section below.