Eleanor Roosevelt said “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
So the one's that don't believe in me don't need to be in my life.
I often think or feel anger, sadness, disappointment because of something someone said and the way they made me feel.
So today, I am thinking about self belief. Do I believe in my condition? Do I believe I have something to offer the world? I saw a woman yesterday, walking with purpose and direction from the train station. I thought - "I wish I could look like that and be like that" .... and then the lightbulb moment ........ of course, others may look at me like that! Sometimes I walk slowly, but sometimes I walk just fine, with purpose and direction. Things to do, places to go etc. etc.
I have managed journeys on the train to London for work meetings, and in my mind I am considering myself in terms of being the decaying tooth in the set of healthy teeth (bear with me on that analogy) But you know what - no one in that anonymous world is looking on me like that - others may be looking at me and thinking what I was thinking about that other woman.
I am no longer the decaying tooth, I may be slightly discoloured through years of tea and coffee and life in general, but actually, I am the person who is making myself feel inferior to others - I can and do fit into the world around me.
So from this day forward - I am linking up with the person within that believes in myself and does not consider me to be a less worthy part of society because my health isn't what it once was. I am still the 'Superwoman' that I once was and I can still believe in ticking all the qualities that are that woman.
Strength - I am emotionally strong
Dignity - I own my dignity and will maintain what I believe to be dignified for me
Calm - When a crisis arises, I can take a deep breath (or several) and be objective
Intelligence - of course I am intelligent!!
Humour - of course I am funny - I laugh all the time!!
Generosity - I am generous with my time, my love, my smiles
Quick wittedness - we all have our moments
Charisma - someone, somewhere always appreciates my charisma
Sex appeal - we all have this to someone (even if I haven't met them yet)
Approachability - uncannily so ....
Popularity - YES I AM POPULAR
Determination - in abundance
It was a great exercise to say yes to all these wonderful characteristics. I am positive about life today, and believe in myself. I recommend to everyone who is having self doubts to go through this list and 'big yourself up' It is uplifting and has set me up for the day. xx
Wishing you all a great Tuesday