Having legitimate, healthy, positive self-worth is necessary to thrive in our world, but it can be a bit of a catch-22; while it is essential for our opinion of ourselves to come from within, it also is strengthened when reinforced by affirmation from others. But what happens when other opinions don’t match what we see in ourselves?
Have you ever tried to make a decision, only to find yourself swaying back and forth over what to do? Part of you says to do the practical thing - the thing that makes sense. But that decision just doesn’t sit well with your heart. Your heart wants to try something different, but how can you risk the challenge, risk the pain, with no guarantees? Still that voice persists, telling you that doing the nonsensical thing would feel so amazing! Have you noticed that voice getting louder lately? Is it getting harder to hush? This could be a sign that your inner dreamer is trying to emerge.
You know that woman who has a great career, has no cellulite, has two kids in two activities each, can make no-fat/no-gluten/no-calorie muffins that taste delicious, volunteers in her down time, has the perfect doting husband, has regular women’s night outs, and is always smiling? You know, Superwoman? Well, guess what? She doesn’t actually exist! Everyone has their kryptonite, the woman that you think is Superwoman, is probably just better at hiding hers.