by COSS Blog Contributor Joann Homen
Being an adult has it challenges and responsibilities that is for certain.
Some of the “Crap” we were programed to believe as children is better off being moved on from our life.
Have you ever heard stuff like:
You’re not smart enough
You’re not pretty enough
You’re not tough enough
You will never amount to anything
and so on!
All of us have heard something like the statements above from people around as we were growing into the adults we would become. These comments and statements can have a lasting impact on us, and it can be incredibly hard to overcome this programing.
Unfortunately, the people who said these things to us as we were growing up (and perhaps we are still hearing some of these comments as an adult), didn't necessarily know or even care how these words would impact us and our lives.
It is important that you remember that you are more than the words that another person might speak! When you find yourself saying belittling words that you have heard growing up to yourself, it is definitely time to change the message.
Become more than what others think & say you are!
Do your best to rise above these limiting comments and see yourself through a new lens. A lens of compassion towards yourself and acceptance that you are a perfectly, IMPERFECT, being. ALL the negative, belittling words you heard, they are not you, they are just wording another person spoke, these words are their words, not words you must embrace.
Do NOT allow others to define who you are, only you can do this.
Break free from the hold these words have on you and you will begin to walk with a bounce in your step and see yourself as the beautiful perfectly “Imperfect” person you are, because “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL”!