Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/22/17

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I have had people tell me that they enjoy listening to me tell stories and that I am a quality speaker.  I don’t see it and usually tear apart my speaking engagements with criticisms.

Let me ask you a question:

Is there something you do well for which people give you praise, but you don’t give yourself enough credit?  

 

59 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/22/17

  1. For me, that would be writing poems…. 💖 I mean people would applaud me for every single piece I would write, but then again everytime I read it for myself, I always feel like something is missing…. Plus there are so many wonderful writers and poets all over the globe 💖…. The sense of becoming better and working hard takes over the applauding scene….
    I don’t know you very well, but you are a wonderful soul helping others to bring the best in them 😍😊💖

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  2. Writing. Most days, I’m truly hard on myself, even with reassurance about my writing. I have an agonizing need to do well and most times, I’m never satisfied, but this just causes me to work harder.

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  3. Parenting, writing and youtube videos. I’m very critical of myself. If my husband had his way I’d already have my book published and be booking speaking engagements based on its content but I keep holding myself back.

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  4. Most everything. I’m realizing that many of the things I think are “easy” or “normal” or “something everyone can do” aren’t quite that way. I would create a spreadsheet or form a necessary email or create a strategic process at work and my boss would praise me, which I would return with a shrug, until she began explaining that many of the things I’m instinctively good at, that I don’t think deserve recognition for, are very special, indeed.

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  5. Parenting. I feel I’ve failed. My therapist gives me credit. Tells me I’m unrealistic in what I expect from myself. I can’t accept her praise. Thing is I don’t blame my hubby, just myself. I’m the failure even as we both have equal parts in raising our kids.

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      • In general, she’s had her share of issues. Poor choices brought on by low self esteem. She’s paid the price for those choices and is living her second chance. She’s still depressed and anxious. I’m a perfectionist and blame myself even as the choices were hers not mine.

        I have completed an exercise with my therapist to help me realistically view how my child is doing. I see everything as worst case scenario. That way when whatever happens happens, its manageable since always it’s never as bad as imagined.

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  6. I’ve been thinking about this all day. As with others who have responded, I really beat myself up for mistakes I’ve made parenting my kids. But what I really like to say is that when I teach a Bible study, I always feel very inadequate. Sunday our pastor praised me for my study that started a few weeks ago. And I thought who is he talking about? And others who attend my studies also say that I do a good job. But I always feel like there’s something else I should’ve said or explain or brought up as a personal testimony or whatever. But God has given me this assignment so I know he will also give me the skills and the inside! I just need to remember that it’s not about me it’s about our relationship with Jesus!

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