When was the last time you sat down and acknowledged yourself for what youve accomplished, overcome, realized about yourself, contributed to others, etc. - in the last few months, and even the last several years?
Do you have a memory of this or is the answer - not so much. Or never?
If you havent been making it a ritual to acknowledge yourself and how much progress and contribution you make every day and every year - then I highly recommend making this a new habit in your life.
Most of us were brought up to believe that to acknowledge yourself for anything means that youre a show-off, know-it-all, or youre self-absorbed. And as a result of this, there is a subconscious fear and message running like a tape drive in your mind saying whatever you do, its never going to be enough, and its not that big of a deal.
I remember reading a story years back about Oprah and how she was tangled up in some subconscious beliefs around her weight. The story went on to explain a deeper block that she held which was: If Im too much they wont like me I cant be pretty too and have all this!
What got revealed in that story was that Oprah was brought up to not make a big deal about her achievements because her elders wanted her to remain humble. And in Oprahs case, this was a true gift as she took things in stride and didnt allow her success to go to her head.
However, Oprah herself discovered that by not making a big deal about her successes, and not acknowledging herself for whats shes been able to do and contribute, she was denying an aspect of herself and not fully owning who she really is.
The point is when you deny and shove away what is truly special and unique about you and how magnificent you really are you deny your soul the opportunity to shine.
Your goal then is - in order to continue to become more of your True Self- radiant, joyful, confident, courageous, glowing, proud, secure - you must get into the habit of honoring yourself who you are, what youve done, and what you have within you.
It isn't arrogant to honor and acknowledge yourself because when you do you're honoring a deeper part of you and forging a stronger bond to your internal guide, your inner wisdom, and connection with your True Source.
Start with taking inventory each day of three things that you did RIGHT vs. focusing on where you feel you're lacking or still need to make -up for. Put some credits in your worth account vs. always creating debts in how you see yourself.
As always, it's your choice.