It doesn’t matter what YOU think, what matters is that I appreciate ME!
I used to feel inadequate, unlovable and a failure because I was trying to live up to the expectations of others. Imagine trying to live my life according to someone else’s standards. Now that I have figured out that I am the most important person in my life, I see those others fading away – and it doesn’t faze me. Their expectations of me don’t match up with mine.
Another person’s expectation of me is a sign that they are challenged, feeling insecure about themselves and will use my mistakes to justify feeling better about themselves. And then there are efforts to convince me I’m inappropriate and flawed, even unworthy, and I will never measure up.
It is true – I am flawed and I will never measure up to what they have focused on in their attempts to judge me. But none of these opinions are accurate and to consider me unworthy or inappropriate is unfair. Those people don’t know me. Those people haven’t walked in my shoes.
Meanwhile, I make mistakes and can laugh about them. I have found magic and loving my amazing life – All is well.
Who I AM...