I was speaking at a conference on Saturday and one of the attendees came up to me after my presentation and asked the question: How can I stop passing my bad habits on to my daughter?
After spending some time with her and giving her some tips, I saw her tear up and I realized what she was truly feeling. She was feeling “Unworthy” and “not good enough”. We all have that deep down fear that we are not worthy or enough. It’s the common thread we all have in common.
What came to me after our conversation was that she was truly a fabulous person. Why? Because she cared enough to want to change, she cared about her daughter’s health and wellness and she cared enough about herself to ask for help. I thought she was fabulous and told her so. She became completely teary eyed. This brought tears to my eyes because it hit the common thread for me. I question my worth more often then I should and even though we all know deep down inside that we are worthy we could all use a reminder.
Why? because you are!
We don’t need to look for special reasons.
We don’t need to be accepted by everyone just ourselves.
We don’t need permission from others to live our life our own way, we just need to accept ourselves for who we are.
We don’t need to put on the false self act, we just need to be our true self even if it scares us.
We don’t need to judge or label ourselves unless the label is “fabulous”.
We don’t need a certain job title, status or financial income to be great.
We don’t need to have a house with a white picket fence and 2 kids to be part of the American dream, you create your own dream!
We don’t need to be perfect or strive for it, it doesn’t exist.
We don’t need to control everything except for ourselves. If we spent time on working on the things we could control only, we would have a lot more free time.
We don’t need to be thin, young and beautiful, we just need to be physically and emotionally healthy.
We just need to be ourselves and just in case you weren’t sure that was enough- being you is fabulous, don’t ever forget that!