Every time we try to fit in by becoming who we think we need to be in order to be accepted we stop believing in our own worthiness and trade authenticity for approval.
Engaging in this type of behavior is a sign that we secretly believe we are lacking in some way and must prove our worthiness by means of productivity, intelligence, work ethic, etc.
The problem with this type of thinking is it separates us from our authentic self and puts our power in the hands of others. And before we know it, we are a stranger to our self.
Worthy now….Not if….Not when….Now.
The road back to our authentic self starts with self-acceptance and embracing life from a place of worthiness. This means putting the measuring stick away because there is nothing to measure our worth against. We are worthy now.
Accepting ourselves is full acceptance. Meaning, we own our whole story. We accept our strengths, our weaknesses, and everything in between. That’s not to say we don’t still work hard and aim as high as we can. We do, but we do it from a place of healthy striving and internal validation.
Reclaiming our worthiness is as much of a process as forfeiting it was. The difference lies in our self-awareness and the quality of our self-talk