Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Insecurity Challenge #2 Keeping It Real

If you missed my first post on going from insecure, to secure, just click here.

If you've been participating in the challenge I issued in that post, how's it been going for you? So far, for me, it's been going really well. It's amazing how changing one little facet of your thought process can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself. Or at least for me it does!

So it's time to think about another way to change our thought processes. Again, this may not apply to you, I'm just drawing on hunches that I've picked up from So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore.


Do you ever feel angry at someone for something they've done? I know I do. More often than I'd probably like to admit. Beyond the obvious, do you ever get angry about indirect assaults? Something that you take offense at while the offending party may not even know that they've committed an offense?

Yikes. That's definitely me. And those particular instances make me feel pretty insecure. Examples: Why would they want to take my idea as their own? Why wouldn't they include me? Why didn't they mention that I was there too?

Things like that.

As adults we all have been in these situations. And sometimes, we've even been on the opposite end, the one intentionally or unintentionally causing the insecurity.

So the challenge this time around is two fold:

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. If there is any chance that an offense could have been unintentional, leave it at that. I don't mean be a doormat. But sometimes people are absent minded (I know I can be!) and they really don't mean to hurt your feelings.

2. Be mindful of how you are treating others this week. If you're out in a group, make sure everyone feels included. If you think someone had a great idea, then give them a pat on the back.

Let me know how it goes for you!
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