When you are secure in yourself, your thoughts and ideas are great because you know intuitively that you don’t have to defend anything about yourself. You thoughts, ideas and dreams are yours and they will never be the same as anyone else’s. You know that no one has to agree with what you think as you are empowered. However, the areas of your life where you are not empowered and lack confidence are the areas where the thoughts, beliefs and ideas are not your own. You seek validation or you get upset, angry and downright nasty, when you feel challenged.
Whenever you feel challenged and have to defend something about yourself, try this question on for size – “If I were a man would I have to defend myself for my thoughts and ideas”. Now, I am not saying become a man in any way shape or form. The question I am asking is “Why do I feel I have to defend my ideas or thoughts?” You never have to defend anything. Did I say “anything” about yourself? You are perfect just like a rose. You have thorns. But just because you have thorns, when you feel them coming out, (unless it is an emergency and someone is physically attacking you), you need to take a look at why the thorns are coming out. You never have to make an excuse of being disgusted with the way your life is going or not going. When something is not working for you change gears. Look it square in the face and say, “Fuck it, this will not do. I desire something different.” Stop doing what does not work and choose something else. Do not worry about anything else.
People can really say anything they want about you. They can ask you anything and you have the right to choose how to feel. If you’re upset, you have the right to let off steam in a responsible way. However, bare in mind that something is going to change and you’re going to change it. It’s important that what matters is what you say about yourself and how you transform your life. Your occurring world is what is important and if it is not supported by positive thoughts, what you will be if you don’t feel secure, is defensive. You have to be okay with you. Only you can choose, you have to be willing to take responsibility for your life and not be sorry for your choices when you realize who you truly are. Outside forces are irrelevant because you are not your circumstances, you have circumstances. We need circumstances in our lives. What you need to do is give yourself a goal. You must be specific and clear about your target, as without one you will never feel secure and you will never get on the road.
What would you have to hear for you to accomplish your goal? In some cases it could be you have the job. You have the deal. Yes, I’ll take that one. Whatever it is that you have to hear, will be the point when you have reached your goal. I remember when I finished my coaching training. All I wanted to hear as a coach, and what made me a coach, was when someone said “Yes I want to work with you. How much do I have to pay, and when can we start”. That sealed the deal for me.
No two people’s arrival point will be the same. However, they will have to be secure enough to keep going until they hear what they need to hear. So it is important to
· Make a Choice
· Set a goal
· Start towards your Goal
So when you are secure in yourself, anything can open up and that “anything” will be yours.