This message from Eclipsed Words is worth sharing with all women who relate to (at least occasional) concerns about lack of self-confidence – that’s about 99% of us. There’s some very good advice in what Aishwarya suggests. If either of these two cartoons resonate with you, you will enjoy her post.
Here are some highlights of the advice provided through the link to the full post below:
You stop talking yourself down and start embracing the “flawsome” woman that you already are—fabulous and fallible, brilliant and blundering, innately lovable and wholly imperfect—all at the same time.
You stop letting self-doubt call the shots and start acting with the confidence you wish you had.
You stop dwelling about what you don’t have and start making the most of what you’ve got. (Which is plenty!)
You stop punishing yourself for past mistakes and start applying their lessons to live more deeply and choose more wisely.
You stop thinking about what you’d like to say and start having the brave conversations you’ve been putting off.
You stop saying yes to keep people happy and you start saying no to anything that doesn’t align with the boldest vision for your life.
You stop waiting for permission or perfection and start putting yourself out there, ready to fail forward and forge a bigger life rich in meaning, connection and contribution.
Because here’s the deal: The only way you can become the woman you most want to is by start acting like you are that woman already.
Who knows, many men could probably benefit from this advice, if you just change “woman” to “man”! 🙂
“What would you tell your younger self?” It’s a question I’ve reflected on many times and have asked many women. A common thread weaves through most of the answers: The post A Message For All Women appeared first on Eclipsed Words by Aishwarya Shah.