Human beings have a hard time owning our awesome. We can see it, admire it, value it, but rarely do we ever want to attach it to ourselves.
I want you to own your awesome, so here’s a simple exercise I hope will help.
Make a list of your values.
Make a list of qualities you admire in others.
The lists will be different for each of us, but could look like this:
As I mentioned in my earlier post, Who Do You Admire Most?,
if you SEE these qualities, you ARE these qualities.
“I am” statements help us own qualities in a powerful way!
Often we use them against ourselves:
I am broke.
I am depressed.
I am so stupid.
You KNOW this song! Most of us sing it frequently. Those kind of “I am” statements need to be released because “I am” attaches us and we don’t want to (or need to) own those qualities!
Look at that list of your values, and qualities you admire. Which ones do you already embody? “I am organized,” is one I can completely relate to. Choose the ones from your list that resonate most, and own them first.
I am honest.
I am professional.
I am trustworthy.
Then cull the list again for ones that you are growing toward, or desire to embody, and own them too!
I am confidence.
I am amazing.
I am joyful.
I am uplifting.
Own your awesome. Affirm your awesome. Practice the “I am” statements that feel GOOD to you!
Practice. Practice. Practice.
What characteristics do you regularly affirm with “I am” statements?
Do you want to own them?
How willing are you to release those?
What qualities do you want to affirm as your own?
How often are you willing to practice owning them?