By Dawn Onley
Pssst. Pssst. You. Yes, you.
Do you realize how amazing you are? Do you have any idea what you are capable of?
I sure hope you do. I hope you grasp it, hold onto it, and live in it — all of it. Your worth.
It saddens me that there are so many people who I come across that just don’t see it. They struggle to get it. They brag about their kids, their spouse, their family and friends, even their dog, but when the conversation shifts to them, they avoid eye contact, they belittle their accomplishments, and they cut the conversation short to divert attention away from them.
These awesomely talented people, with big, loving hearts, sell themselves short – both personally and professionally. Deep down inside, I wonder, if they have a hunch that there’s got to be more to life than the drudgery they’re experiencing. There is! For these selfless spirits, I wish that it weren’t easier to remain part of the status quo than to blaze a new trail. I wish the beliefs that others have in them were enough to make them believe in themselves. I wish they saw what I see — an entire world of possibilities.
They have made me realize that talent is not enough, nothing is actually, if a person doesn’t believe in his or her own abilities. Talent, confidence, good self-esteem, drive – these combined attributes are what it takes to reach new heights. This is what will propel us forward. If they are missing, we’ll continue to get more of the same.
Iyanla Vanzant, the TV personality, speaker, author and life coach, says what we believe about ourselves is reflected back in what we attract to ourselves. “We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
There’s so much life out there, just waiting to be lived. Secretly they know it. I believe they feel it as well. They see others living the life they want to live. They don’t truly believe that they can live this life. They’re wrong. They can.
Whatever it is you want to pursue, pursue it. Life rewards those who take bold steps – and it’s not always monetarily. Sometimes the reward is a new-found belief in yourself.
Go get your bliss.