What do you like most about yourself? It’s a question that most of us probably feel weird about answering in fear of being viewed as pretentious, arrogant, conceited or self-righteous. But I think to NOT answer that question is to do yourself an incredible disservice, and I admit, I’m guilty of it too. I find myself so often thinking about my fears, my negative qualities, things I generally don’t like about myself. I seldom take the time to acknowledge what I do like about myself…maybe even love. But in those moments where I think of my positive qualities, I become inspired, hopeful, determined, way more brave and more sure of myself. It’s incredible how much time we waste just because we focus on the things we don’t like about ourselves which then leads to a downward spiral of playing it safe, laziness, procrastination, etc.
As a singer/songwriter, most of my days are unstructured. It is, for the most part, up to me as to how I fill my time and that is both a gift and a curse. There are days when it seems no one cares and no one is watching so I can just wait until tomorrow to “be productive” and then there are days where I am fueled by music all day long. Thinking about those good days, I now realize that my self-talk was focused on the things I like about myself. It’s as if I allowed my brain to open the doors to creativity and I took leaps forward in following my passion. I’m sure I’m not alone in this so I encourage you to right now think about or write a list of the things you like about yourself and just see where it leads you…
I would love to hear about some of the experiences you have after doing this so please comment below!