I have a friend who, whenever I would berate myself, would say, “You don’t have to put yourself down, there are plenty of people waiting in line to do that for you.”
She’s right. There’s no shortage of critics in this world. There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like the way you do something.
More importantly, if you are always hearing that you’re no good or that you’re stupid or any variation of ‘you don’t measure up,‘ it could become something you start to believe.
So you don’t need to hear it from yourself
Sure there are times when each of us have done things, knowing they were wrong, and have had to come to terms with our actions and make amends – that’s not what I’m talking about here.
Think of it this way: If someone you know was getting ready to do their taxes and they couldn’t find their T4 form, because they didn’t put it in the proper file, would you start calling them a stupid idiot? No?
I guess I should stop calling myself that then, eh?
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~