When you think about who you are, which words do you use?
Are they complimentary or insulting? Do they lift you up or hold you down? Would you say them to a child?
The words we use to describe ourselves turn into the reality of who we actually are.
If somebody were to describe you, which expressions do you think they’d use?
Would they say, “Incredibly intelligent, quite witty, and very charming?”
Or might it be, “Doesn’t dress well and could lose a few pounds?”
Maybe they would say, “Doesn’t give herself enough credit for all she can do.”
Your answer to that question will give you a good insight into how you look at yourself. Is it positive or negative? How does it feel when you call yourself that? Does it inspire you or overwhelm you?
If we said out loud to children what we say to ourselves in our head, many of us would be locked up for child abuse.
Words have impact, whether they are aimed at someone else or at ourselves. Choose them carefully as they shape your future.