I am writing this post to sort of vent, but at the same time I’m sure you (my beautiful reader) have experienced this before. I am also coming from a place of total honesty to let you into a deep dark secret. So let me ask you…
Have you ever come in contact with people that REALLY dislike you? Or maybe there is a person in your life that is trying to change who you are so that is may benefit them. Or maybe they are so deliberate about not liking you that everyone notices?
I have been in all the above before. And it is such an exhausting place! To get to the point that you feel like you are not good enough, and that there are certain qualities about yourself that just aren’t up to par. Maybe this person in your life is a business partner, “friend”, or maybe this person is a family member! Either way, being treated this way doesn’t bring out the warm fuzzies. Most of the time when someone treats you this way it comes from a place of insecurity on their part. It’s hard not to take it personal when someone deliberately treats you a certain way, but at the end of the day.. YOU have to be deliberate in liking yourself. That way nothing that people say about you will penetrate your heart.
So here is my deep dark secret. I used to think that my outgoing, social personality was not professional enough. I have had people tell me that no one will take me seriously. I also have had people tell me that being so social is annoying. So over time I started to believe it. I wouldn’t like the part of my ‘social butterfly self’. I tried to act like other people and it WASN’T WORKING!! It was so exhausting to try and be something that I am not. Fact is, I am social. I like to talk. I like to laugh. I like to dance. I like to smile and I like to have fun. That is me. And it wasn’t until recently that I was 100% ok with that. Not everyone is like me. (another great post to read is about the personality types. This subject will become more clear and help you understand your own personality) God made me the way I am. I am proud of it. I shouldn’t change it because a handful of people don’t like it.
I will end on this note. If you have ever felt this way before it is common. Just know that you are YOU. You are unique. You have gifts and talents that No One on this planet has! If you like YOU, no one can say anything to you. Don’t let anyone else’s insecurities and complaints about you become your reality.
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