Own Your Greatness
By: Jessica Vaughn
One of my biggest goals in this life here on earth is to spread awareness of self-love and respect. I am sure you have seen many times from my Facebook page, my emails and videos that I am always talking about being who YOU are, doing YOU regardless of what others are going to say. I know it is hard. We are human and we do let other peoples opinions of us effect us from time to time, but I encourage you to not let it become your identity or let it shape who you are. Today, I will be sharing some tips on how to own your greatness, to be the person you are intended to be. Let this inspire you to live out your gifts and not be afraid to be you anymore.
Stop looking outside yourself and to others. Most of the world bases our success on external things. Such as the perfect job, how much money you make, your weight and more. This can actually block your own self-esteem from shining through. Everything is always being pushed to focus on the external things that we forget to focus on us, what’s on the inside. Take time to pray, rest your eyes and just be still. Meditate on the word of God.
Be more real. This is all about embracing who you are as a person, it involves all the quirky things that make up you. Just remember there is nothing great and more powerful than your own personality. When you feel like you have to change or try to be someone then you know you are not being you!
Start to focus on what you really love to do. Maybe you love to fish, lay in the sun, read books but you haven’t done anything of this in awhile. Pay attention to what you enjoy and what you love effortlessly. You have a talent you just have to learn how to see it.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to step into the spotlight. I know we don’t go around bragging about how awesome we are. We have been programmed that even the smallest amount of boasting is considered having an ego. I’m not saying to march around bragging about how amazing you are, what I am saying is, more than likely, the more you achieve the more rude and negative comments you will get. This leads us to down play our own gifts because someone else is to shy and afraid to step into theirs. So, it is easier to knock someone off of theirs. I encourage you to share your talents with others. Don’t let anyone stop you!
Here is a HUGE tip when someone compliments you, kindly say, “thank you”! DO NOT put yourself down and say “oh, you know this is just something I threw together.” Embrace it. I know the is such a hard thing to do, but we need to soak those in and remember that we do deserve it and we work hard just like anyone else.
Own your greatness and your self-esteem is going to shine through. This is not an overnight process by any means, but every step counts and every step is one step closer to self-love.
Until next time,