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Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

A test in self-worth

emjayandthem in grade one

Find a picture of yourself as a little kid and say to that little person what you say to yourself when you look in the mirror. Would you tell her that her thighs are too big? That she needs to lose weight? That her hair is wretched? That he’s not good enough? Would you tell him that he’ll never be enough, have enough, make enough?  No you wouldn’t.

If you wouldn’t say those things to a small child, why do you say them to yourself?  

A balanced diet. Exercise. Enough sleep. Vitamins.  Health products. You name it. I think it has to start at the core.  Reinforcing my self-worth comes from thinking about how I would talk to that grade school girl.  I would treat her with kindness;  I’d encourage and support her. I’d tell her she could do anything, be anything, go anywhere and that she is most certainly.. good enough.

What we do to ourselves, we end up expecting and accepting from others.

What’s that quote? 

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Ghandi.

 

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A toolbox approach?

image from fisherprice.com

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

I know this for sure: on certain topics I most definitely wield the hammer but, the rest of the time, I’m surely a nail.  On occasion, when I’m feeling extra savvy, I fancy myself as the pliers, twisting and pulling the answer from an impossible spot. 

How about you?

What’s your communication style?

Do you wield a hammer for certain topics and a nail for others?

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