Showing Up As YourselfJune 12, 2020
Showing up as yourself is a hard thing to rock when you also want to be liked, palatable and digestible to the world who watches you.
Like Kady in Mean Girls who thought she had to play dumb for a boy to like her.
For every female CEO who denies her real title so she doesn’t come off too intimidating.
For every compliment we reject, because we don’t want to seem too cocky for accepting it.
For every moment we’ve been uncomfortable and don’t speak up for fear of being perceived too bitchy or too square.
For every time we silenced our truths so we didn’t seem too outspoken.
For every time we downplay our successes so we don’t seem too conceited.
For every time we download our hardships so we don’t seem too needy.
We DILUTE ourselves.
We overcompensate with explanations of WHY we’re worthy, instead of just owning that we are.
We fear rejection.
So much so, it alters and suppresses the parts of us that we truly want to be or get the support that we deserve.
We make ourselves uncomfortable for the sake of others comfort.
So I ask you, yet again…
If the only opinion that mattered was your own, WHO WOULD YOU BE? How can we be more her? With a willingness to be wrong, a willingness to listen and learn, but yet a willingness to continue to show up.