Seven Things that Undermine Confidence – Thing Three

Apr 2019

Unacceptance of Yourself, your Body, your Achievements, your Finances or your Relationships

Do you subscribe to the “never good enough” self-published docuseries on your life where whoever you are and whatever you have achieved is dismissed, discounted or disapproved of?  You know the head-lines – too old, too young, too fat, too thin, don’t know enough, have not done enough, don’t have enough money or accomplishments or don’t have the right stuff – relationships, home, looks etc.  Should you be further along by now, be more successful, be more knowledgeable, more recognized?

Imagine yourself as a three-year old.   You also are the adult you. Now imagine telling your three-year old all the things that are wrong with him or her.  All the ways the three-year old you has not met expectations, disappointed, made mistakes, missed the mark.   Does the adult you feel like a meanie?

You were born into what is undoubtedly the most challenging, complex and confusing time in history. You had no idea what you signed up for when you arrived.  What if you could give yourself credit for surviving the chaos and doing the best you could with what you knew at the time.

What if you could be more gentle, understanding and forgiving of yourself when you don’t meet expectations?  What if you could love and accept yourself, just the way you are, knowing that healing, learning and transformation are inherent to life?   Would that look like a new appreciation for yourself?


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