Insecurities happen. They can creep up anytime anywhere and prevent us from thinking clearly .
I believe we always have a choice. We can find the reason behind our insecurities or we can let it mess with our lives.
I have always been a competitive person and one of my biggest insecurities is not being “good enough.”
-not being a good enough daughter.
-not being a good enough student.
-not being a good enough friend.
-not being a good enough partner.
I found myself going above and beyond to please everyone. Whenever my expectations were not met, I would torture myself. I would analyze every situation and wonder where I went wrong. I’ve seen my insecurities ruin relationships, and opportunities for personal development and professional growth. The older and wiser I got, the more I realized what a waste of time and energy my insecurities were.
I, now feel that as long as I do my best and have good intentions, I will flourish while reaching my goals and if there are any setbacks, I take them as lessons instead of failures.
Here are a few tips to help you kiss your insecurities goodbye in 2016!
- Ask yourself why you’re feeling insecure: Once you find the base of your insecurity, the faster you can dismiss it. For most people, fear and shame are usually the culprits of building insecurity.
- Trust yourself and believe in your abilities: You have to be your own cheerleader. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect others to do so?
- Do your best and let go of expectations. Trust the journey and the outcome. Know that if something does not work out for you, It was simply not meant to be and bigger and better things are waiting for you. What is meant to be yours will be.