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  • Tishia

    May 26, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Wow this is a great question Lynn.

    The first thing that immediately popped into my head was when, 9 years ago, I walked through the doors of my very first AA meeting. I didn’t believe in myself at that moment in my life but I knew I couldn’t keep living like I was. I knew I had a drinking problem and I was ready to admit it and seek help. I guess I did believe in myself somewhat – I believed in myself enough to know I needed help so I reached out!

    The seed to believe in myself and see my awesomeness was planted (and watered many times over several years) by Nicole Dean & Kelly at the first Beachpreneurs event I went to when they told me about the awesomeness I had inside me, if I only I would see myself how they saw me. And they continued water this seed year after year, event after event. Eventually (hey, I’m a slow learner sometimes lol) I did start to believe their words and believe in myself and my potential.

    Having said all that, there are still sooooo many times I don’t believe in myself. Trickster constantly tells me I’m not smart enough, I’m not good enough, I don’t deserve it, I’m not pretty enough or skinny enough… yada yada yada.

    So I feel like believing in myself is kind of like a muscle, I have to exercise it frequently or it loses its effectiveness… and I’m definitely not exercising it frequently enough ;-)