I arrive in Perth and I am greeted by my wonderful daughter in law. “Sandy” I hear from afar and there she is striding towards me with a beaming smile. My heart jumps and in that moment I know i am where I need to be.
We make our way to the car chatting with every stride. It has been a while since we were together and we have the next week to catch up, however our conversation flows and my heart warms.
It is during this conversation as we travel home, I hear myself saying “ I am good enough” and that my belief in this is something that even up until now is a work in progress, it has been the most difficult part of my transformation.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been challenged with some medical events and this has found me being more comfortable at home.
It has surprised me how quickly a feeling of disconnection and not being needed has crept in. I shared with a close friend the difficulty I found one morning as I prepared to leave home and go to the office. The mind games that went on and the self talk I used to step out the door.
In this moment on the freeway in Perth, I acknowledge that my internal story has been “Am I good enough”.
Good enough to be me, to be a partner, a parent, a friend, a coach, a speaker and the list goes on. Are you relating to this? Do you feel this way too?
This belief, story, chatter, however you need to term it belongs to me and I accept that I am the only one who can change it.
So what next…………
I give myself permission to have the courage to pose and answer these 4 questions
Who am I comparing myself to?
What do I think makes them better than I?
What evidence do I have to support this?
How am I growing and changing NOW to know "Being Me Is Enough"?
It is my answer to the fourth question that I will share with you. I am being vulnerable, I am putting myself out there, this is raw and I am bringing my walls down, acting with courage. Sharing with love, with faith and hope that this helps somebody else.
It is fulfilling for me to support and encourage others on this path, however like many others the true gold is in my personal journey as I strive to walk my talk. Writing this has been therapeutic, cleansing and releasing.
My tears flow, my heart pumps and my chatter is changing.
I acknowledge "Being Me Is Enough", I am loved and I am being the best I can be.
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