5 things you should never be ashamed of
Here’s a reminder that being your extraordinary-self means that there is no room for this self-destructing emotion called shame. So let me present to you...
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF:
- Not being liked.
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing" - Aristotle
Stop changing your plans at a moment’s notice if it doesn’t suit you. Stop taking on more work and staying back. Stop saying yes because you can’t bear disappointing someone.
Stand your ground, stay true to your values. Be kind but be firm.
- Being great at something.
We all have talents and being great at something is to be celebrated, not hidden. Don’t dull yourself down to make others feel better. Humbly and graciously accept compliments. Give yourself a pat on the back.
- Knowing your worth.
We all need to make a living. We all need to protect our time for things that are important to us. There are times to say “yes” to opportunities and there are times to say “no”. Then there are times where you need to say, “I’d love to be involved and my fee is $1800”.
- Not getting involved in drama.
Yes, being a good BFF, boss or partner will mean lending an ear and being supportive. Let them vent, let them know you’re here to listen but draw the line in the sand when they want to drag you into their cesspool of drama. Preserve your energy. Move into higher vibes. Say, "No thanks, I’ll stay out of it”. It’s their drama, not yours.
- Staying true to your vision.
Our vision is what will move us to live our best lives and become the best version of ourselves. Staying honest with ourselves will mean setting boundaries, saying no and making ourselves numero uno. Other’s may not always understand why we make the decisions we do, but our soul does and it’s the secret to filling up our happiness cup.
If you're like me, there are times when improving your life can feel as though you're leaving your old self behind. It's particularly tough when you feel like you're walking this journey alone. Just know that you're not alone. There are others just like you. If you want to find these people, click here.
Sheryl Thai, CEO
League of Extraordinary Women