A few years back, a former manager phoned me. She wanted to know if I would come work for her. I gently declined. We then spent some time catching up. After our chat, she said bluntly…”Why Sharon, you are just a loser.” With some reflection and a little chuckle, my response was…”That’s funny, I don’t feel like a loser. I have a beautiful family. I am doing what I want. I am able to be creative and I am happy.”
Every so often, I think back to that conversation. At the time, I realized she was looking at my life through her filter of success. She did not value my circumstances and she projected that judgement of failure onto me. But I did not align or accept it. I knew that I was living a life I both appreciated and was grateful for.
Today, I wish to share this experience, to remind you that you have a choice. You can listen to people who tell you things that have nothing to do with you. You can accept their beliefs and feel bad about yourself. Or you can choose to thank them for giving you the opportunity to commit to your authentic expression. The more opportunities you have to keep choosing yourself, the more empowered you become until one day you no longer need reminding. Because you know…you are enough, you are worthy and you are perfect just the way you are.