Self-esteem

My Thought for the Day…March 27, 2019

“Don’t be distracted by criticism.  Remember~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of YOU.”

-Zig Ziglar

Why do some people have to try to make you feel small in order for them to feel big?  I have never understood this, but I am sure we have all experienced it.  You’re riding high, things are going right then BAM, someone takes a swipe at you.

In hindsight, it is easy to see their motive, they are unhappy and want to take down anyone who isn’t.  Out of jealousy, spite, or just plain grouchiness, who really knows.  Whatever the reason, they get some sort of boost out of the interaction, so it’s worth it to them.

In the moment, for me at least, they are usually successful, and I am taken down a notch or 10 depending on the severity of the attack.  In that moment we need to forgive ourselves for allowing this to happen, because you can’t always see such attacks coming and if you were constantly on guard for such things, you’d be a wreck.  Been there, done that, not pretty, believe me.

It is what you do after the attack that matters the most.  Do you mull over it incessantly, or do you pick yourself back up, brush off the assault and go on?

Maybe you actually confront the attacker and ask, “Why did you do that?” and then move on.  You’ve then brought their petty behavior to light by acknowledging it, and that helps you to regain your power.  Then bringing yourself back up and moving on like nothing happened, well, that’s just priceless.

Have a great Wednesday!

My Thought for the Day…March 15, 2019

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too.  Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”

-Diane Sawyer

There is more than enough to go around.  Believing we have equal right to it can be quite difficult for many of us.  Once we can accept we are worthy of what we want, the rest comes easy.  Or so I am told…

Have a great Friday, we made it again!

 

My Thought for the Day…March 6, 2019

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not part of your destiny.”

-Steve Maraboli

 

My Thought for the Day…March 5, 2019

“When the world does its level best to devalue me in ways that are nothing short of brutal, all it does is evidence my value”

-Craig D. Lounsbrough

This will happen.  Oh, maybe it’s not the world per se, (although sometimes it feels like it) it is usually just, I have found, jealous people who devalue you.

In the moment it can be hard to see their true purpose in the assault, but truly it is more a reflection of their low self-esteem than your true worth.  In truth their choice to assault you and attempt to degrade you does indeed evidence your value, for why else would they waste their time?