A friend of mine and I have been working on a challenge this week. It’s a small one, but nevertheless, I really had to think about it.
We both run small businesses and a struggle we sometimes face is believing that we are good enough. When things don’t go the way we had hoped in our businesses or in our lives in general, we are hardest on ourselves first. We forget that the successes and failures we have do not define who we are as people. We have the same mentor and she saw this same pattern in both of us.
At a dinner early this week, I sat next to my friend and we got to talking about this. We agreed to connect daily via text. The main focus of our challenge has been “No negative self-talk!” Initially it has not been as hard. I have been pretty good at keeping my head straight, but if I go back over this week, I have not really had a situation with life or my business that has stretched me out of my comfort zone yet and that is usually where I feel tested. I know it will come. We have a few more days and I do have a few things that will require me to step out.
My contribution to my friend has been sending her a scripture verse each day to help remind her that she is enough. That all she needs to know is that she can do all things through Christ. She has done something similar to help me. I know where to return when I feel the overwhelm setting in.
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