Me too! Check out one of the things I’m most embarrassed about here.
Are there moments or actions you wish you could have done differently? There are definitely times like that for me. I’ve got lingering shame and guilt about some things in my past, and I suspect you might too. In this video I share one of those cringe-worthy times and the lesson that made me realize that I needed to make a change.
Years ago, I was in a big job (for me) and had let my ego get out of whack. I believed the hype that I was “all that.” You know that when we believe all the good things people say about us, we must believe all the bad things too? It’s better to be our own anchor or judge of our character than to let what other people say about us define us.
I was so attached to what others believed about me; It governed me and was my self-image barometer. As Dr. Phil says, “you would not worry so much what others say about you if you knew how little they did.” How exhausting! I’m happy to say that, for the most part, I don’t worry so much anymore about what others think. I am more connected to what I think about my actions.
It was my Dad that saw through my ego and lovingly shared the greatest lesson. He said that all the attention and accolades came from what was behind my name. It was all about the title. He said when the title went away so did all the identity and the praise. He was right.
Listen to my story here.