Day 20 - Impress Me
When you write, talk or present yourself in any way -- are you more focused on being authentic at all costs or are you more focused on impressing people and being accepted? How much do you rely on feedback and compliments to feel good about yourself?
Way back in when, I was more concerned about being accepted. I did all that I can to impress people. But it made feel horrible inside. I didn't like having two faces. I didn't like having to be someone I'm not just make someone else like me; to make someone else comfortable. I spent most of my younger years trying to fit in.
Now that I'm older, I don't give a fuck what people think. Pardon my French. But I don't. When you meet me, I'm shy and I'm quiet. But I'm always authentic. When I warm up, you'll see the real me. And you either love it or you don't.
I still love compliments but I no longer thrive off them. I'm working on my feedback responses because I don't do well with criticism. But I'm also learning that feedback and compliments are not life or death. If I get one, great. If not, oh well.
I compliment myself and that's all that matters.
Peace & Light,