Friday, October 22, 2010

Do You Believe in U?

Having people believe in you is an amazing gift. Whether you have 2 or 200 people who affirmatively believe in you; it means nothing if you don’t believe in yourself.

So what is it that makes some of us dismiss the good stuff and focus on the negative?

Why is it that we can’t accept the constructive and supportive comments equally?

How did some of us become our biggest critic?

Just imagine what you could accomplish if you simply believed in you?

Are you a believer?

14 comments:

  1. I struggle with this a bunch. Sometimes I believe in ME more than anyone and other times I just can't muster any belief in myself. Maybe it's hormonal!? :)

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  2. How strange, I was just thinking about this the other day. I am always hardest on myself... especially when it comes to my body image. I can across an old picture of myself and couldn't believe I actually thought I was fat! It got me thinking that it would be great if we could see ourselves through the lens that our loved ones see us.

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  3. I know for sure that I am my biggest critic, but I think that comes naturally from striving to be your best. It's amazing what a few words of encouragement will do, though. A few months ago my husband was interviewing for a job and I told him I didn't need to wish him luck because he'd be their best candidate. He kind of acted surprised that I'd said it, and then thanked me. Guess I need to make sure to let him know that I believe in him more often!

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  4. I struggle with it, but I force myself to believe. If I don't vote for me, who will?

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  5. I'm pretty hard on myself especially when it comes to parenting and disciplining, I am always focusing on my "failures" and the things I've done wrong. Just as I do with my pre-schooler, I probably need to spend a little more time patting myself on the back and recognizing my small accomplishments.

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  6. I think by nature some of us are more glass half full folks and others of us are more glass half empty. I think it can be easier for some to focus on the positives and to be peppy and other the negatives. I come from a family as does my hubby where manic depression seems to thrive (not in me personally thank God) but, in our parents and our siblings. We all have to work with the minds and temperaments we were given. I'm kind of a middle of the line gal and would describe myself as a realist and my girlfriends and I laugh about this approach as they too can be this way at times. If I'm too peppy and optimistic I get disappointed or frustrated too easily when things fall apart or don't work out, if I am negative all the time then I'm just wasting my life so I tend to choose the "okay, this could go either way and I'm okay with that approach." It's worked for me and kept me stable emotionally all these years. lol:-)

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  7. I'm definitely my biggest critic. But, I try to stay confident anyway.

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  8. Depends on my mood really. Sometimes I can fly high - and other times I cannot pull myself up. However, there is a mighty power in believing in yourself. Important to remember. Thanks for the reminder!

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  9. I have up days and down days. Sometimes I feel like I can take on the world and have no problem telling myself there is nothing stopping me! Other days are not as great. I am a little hard on myself at times and have been known to hold myslef back. I try to be positive and confident, making easier to believe in myself.

    Crystal
    kennedymomandwife.blogspot.com

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  10. I am a big critic of myself! If I could only let up at times. I am a perfectionist and it is a big battle at times for me to try not to be. It is unrealistic, but I have always been this way. Great post again my friend. I think sometimes we can believe in ourselves, but it is the doubt that at times helps us to push harder. Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  11. Most days I do believe in myself but on the days I don't, hmmm...it's probably because I need a nap...or it's that time of month. :) I agree. We have to believe in ourselves first!

    I may take your advice & start a Q & A over Jimmy Crack corn. Ha! For my Twitter icon, I d/k where I went to for it... Google "twitter icons". I have to find you on Twitter! :)

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  12. well, I have a hard time with this one...I don't think I've ever taken a compliment, EVER! Wait, if it has to do with something I've done/accomplished, my boys, my husband, work-related(when I was teaching!) I usually take compliments very well and can be my biggest fan, HOWEVER when it comes to physical compliments, I don't think I've EVER taken one. I guess I blame it on the fact that I've struggled with weight my WHOLE life, so its hard for me :( good post...

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  13. I have a really hard time believing in myself, it is something I work on all the time. I really am my worst critic and I have no idea how I developed this type of issue. It is a constant work in progress!

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  14. Sometimes I believe in myself too much and become overly ambitious. When things don't work out the way I envision, I have to work at believing in myself to try again. My husband and I both come from families that offer criticism or no feedback - so we really have to work at staying positive but realistic.

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