Friday, November 27, 2009

I Do Not Question My Worth

This used to be a huge problem for me. I wasn't good enough to do this or that, so I just didn't try. After all, it was better to not try, than to try and fail. I can't tell you the number of things I never did or never tried because I new I wasn't good enough or I wasn't worthy. I had a friend in junior high that tried out of cheerleading. She wasn't super skinny or super popular and when during her tryout she messed out and landed on her face in front of the entire school. The entire school started laughing and she had hurt herself when she fell. BUT, she got up and she finished her routine. She didn't question her own worth, she believed in herself and she did what she wanted to do. She didn't make it, but she TRIED.

I see young girls and boys (and plenty of adults) that don't know their own worth. They don't believe in themselves enough to even try. They already believe they will fail, so they give up before starting. Well guess what folks, FAILURE TEACHES SUCCESS. We learn more from what we do wrong than what we do right. It is time we stopped doubting ourselves.

I know what I am worth now. I decided to do a triathlon and I did two of them. I ran a marathon. I know runners that don't think they could do that, but I did it. If you don't think you can, then you probably can't. Life is about perspective. When you stop looking at everything as an obstacle or just one more thing you can't do, you will be amazed at what you accomplish! The world is full of opportunities and learning experiences, you just have to keep your eyes open and flip your thinking.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link Heather, and congratulations on the marathons! I agree that self-worth (or lack of it) is at the root of the lives we are experiences.

    All the best,
    Rebecca Cooper