I posted on Instagram a few days ago that I'm finishing up You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. It's a fabulous book. This morning as I sat down to read a few pages before getting started with my day (something I try and make a habit out of) a quote really jumped out at me and prompted me to stop reading and write this blog post:
This got me thinking. Do I see the things in other people that bother me about myself? Yes, of course I do. Do other people see the things in me that bother them about themselves? Yes! This is an interesting concept and should actually lead you to have more self-confidence and like yourself more. Chances are the people around you don't have the exact same insecurities as you do, which means that they don't see in you the things that make you insecure. Use that to your advantage!
We often let ourselves down and (knowingly or unknowingly) support the bad behaviors of others. Why? Because we are unwilling to cause other people to be more uncomfortable than they make us. By not participating in their drama you would be standing up for yourself in a way that so many of us are not comfortable doing. Respect yourself instead of tending to your (insecure) need to be liked, and never apologize for being you!