One of the greatest things about God's creation a.k.a human beings is that none of us are made exactly the same way. We all have something that differs a little or a lot from the another person. That is what makes the world so great. That is what makes us unique! We all are individually great and are designed on purpose with our specific greatness that we all must impart in this world. For example, I know two wonderful seamstress who make AMAZING clothes! I go to both of them to costume clothes for myself. They both can create great clothes that similar in shape & style but they both create their outfits in their own way. They always put their unique flavor on each outfit they make. They never focus much on what other's are doing but instead they focus much on their self and their growth. They embrace what they can do & know and acknowledge what they can't do. They don't hold themselves to the standards of things that they're not.
Trust me it can be real easy for you to look at someone else's life (personal or business) & see what's great about them, start comparing and contrasting your life to theirs, start getting sad because you don't see that reflected in your life, and you may even become envious of them. I know from my own experience that many of us compare ourselves to other people consciously & unconsciously daily & complain what we perceive to be the lack accomplishments in ourselves. I call this "downplaying your greatness"! By downplaying your greatness will unfortunately cause you to constantly have self defeating thoughts and you will begin to think that you're not worthy of anything. That is a HUGE no no! We have got to get out that mindset!
Some of the things that helped me to get away from downplaying my greatness was to focus on myself. FOCUS ON YOURSELF! Focus on the things that you can do in your life, that you're great at, focus on that which you're passionate about, and focus more on who you are or working towards becoming! And if you don't know what you're great at, passionate about, or who you are then now would be a great time to start to discover that. Take some time to explore who you are! Get a journal & write down all of the the great things that you know of that make you who you are. For example, I wrote in my journal years ago that I love how I give great hugs. I also love that I have way of making people feel welcomed. I love that I am shorter than a lot of people I know. Once I discovered the things that make me great then I began to highlight that more in my life. That made me feel good! That in turn made me love myself more & helped me to feel more comfortable with celebrating all of who I am!
FYI: DO NOT FOCUS ON ALL OF WHAT YOU ARE NOT! DO NOT ALLOW PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WHO PICK ON YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE NOT! As you work towards celebrating yourself, make sure that the people you have around you support & celebrate who you are. Now I am not saying that you should have a bunch of "yes men" around you but the people who you have in your close circle should be able to celebrate you for who you are and not who you are not (the fake you). They will encourage you to live your best life & do/be great, they will hold you accountable, & they will not encourage or feed into your self defeating behavior.
As you continue to move through your life, keep in mind to not block your blessings by looking around at what others have in comparison to what you have. Look within yourself and celebrate the greatness within you. See what makes you who you are and set aside all that you are not. Don't force things onto yourself that don't speak to your spirit or set well with your spirit...those are the things you are not and that is okay! Be you, Do you! Discover and/or continue to walk with the things that speak to your spirit about who you are. Remember everything you're not is making everything you are!
Until the next post y'all...Peace & Love! And Remember get busy living!