If you engage in a variety of chitchats, you will probably have a library saturated with diverse versions of yourself. It usually consists of what B told you about your emotions, what F said about your body physique, what M said your voice sounds like and what Z affirms as the finite perimeters of your competencies.
It’s insane how we believe everything hook, line, and sinker. It’s more painful to see how we respond seamlessly to the different messages that people have told us about ourselves.
“Oh! He is probably right about it, I am shy,” you said to yourself.
What if it’s false? What if you are an introvert and naturally reserved? Does that make you shy? I can bet that you are not as timid as people paint you to be.
Though your boss said you are dumb, it’s not true. You can’t be dumb and still be able to understand what I am saying here. You are super smart and you need to start believing you are one heck of a genius.
Beyond what B, F, M, and Z has to say about you, what do you have to say about yourself?
Yes, you, tell me what you really think about yourself.
Oh! I hear you say,
“I am smart, intelligent, confident, gracious, blessed, bold, joyful.”
You are right.
Remember that I did not say, “You are perfect.”
No one is perfect and no one is ever going to be perfect, so you have to accept who you are and know yourself enough to believe that you deserve a place on this planet.
Knowing that the person you are is enough to accomplish your life’s purpose will liberate you from the prison of other people’s opinion about you.