Are You Holding Yourself Back?

Are you holding yourself back? Do you keep yourself where you are because you are afraid of failing, becoming a different person, or growing away from those closest to you? Do you stay comfortable rather than pushing yourself? I have spent most of my life holding myself back or only allowing myself to advance to a level that won’t offend anybody else.

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Episode 22: Are You Holding Yourself Back?

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Episode 22: Are You Holding Yourself Back?
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Are you holding yourself back or are you blazing trails? Some of us hold ourselves back because we never thought we could get to where we are or any further. I am one of those people and I am working through this fear…..little by little.

Why is it so Hard?

Before I get started, get your mind out of the gutter! 

In all seriousness, why do we make things seem as if they are so difficult? Well, because they are! Duh!! 

Actually, no, they aren’t. They can be anything you want them to be. In my case for this episode, I’m going to talk about work and life in general. Now, I know that there are genuinely some problematic aspects to life; I’m not denying that. What I am referring to are the things that we can control and how we react to everything in life.

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Episode 19: Why is it so Hard?

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Episode 19: Why is it so Hard?
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Why is life so difficult? Why can’t we just get a break? There are things about life that we cannot help, but there are so many that we can. I’ll tell you how I am working to overcome my mindset about the difficulties in life.

Respect Yourself

Self-love and tranquility within is what we talked about last time. A big part of self-love is respecting oneself. When you ask Google to define self-respect, you are provided with this definition: pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honor and dignity.

Those first two words, pride and confidence. Those words are like loaded guns for me. They signify words that had consequences with them throughout my younger years. Don’t be prideful. You can’t be proud of yourself, that’s not how it works. Stop being so overconfident and full of yourself. Your confidence comes off as you being a bitch. Those kinds of loaded guns.

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Episode 10: Respect Yourself

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Episode 10: Respect Yourself
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What does it mean to respect yourself? How do I respect myself? I talk about a few things I am serious about in making sure I show myself some respect.

Tranquility Within

Last time I talked about choices and how we have the choice to take responsibility and control for our lives. I also mentioned a tidbit about the choices I made as a teenager. Today I want to expand on that. This is going to be one of my most vulnerable posts to date and I do want to warn you that if you have struggled with any of the things I’m going to talk about today, this post might be a trigger. So what will I talk about? Sex, drugs, alcohol, and looking for love outside of myself. While some of these things might be a trigger for some of you, I am sharing in hopes that I remind you that you are not the only one and that there are others of us who have been there or are currently there.

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Episode 9: Tranquility Within

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Episode 9: Tranquility Within
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Loving oneself leads to so much freedom in life. But what if you don’t love yourself?

Episode 8: Choices

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Episode 8: Choices
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We all have choices in life. What choice are you going to make?

Self-Rejection

Now that we’ve talked about growing your own way, making the most of yourself, and learning and growing little by little, I want to talk about self-rejection. 

Self-rejection, not to be confused with self-reflection, is something we do, sometimes without even noticing it. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to learn what self-rejection is without actually having a term for it. Even once I started to learn, I didn’t apply it to my whole life. I only focused on it for my career. I didn’t even have the capacity to understand that it was something that I did in most of my life.

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