By Penny Kane.
We are the only person who can give ourselves validation. Sometimes it’s easy to get trapped into thinking that we need the approval of others to do things. We have been conditioned to feel like we can’t take matters into our own hands because we require the approval of people who we feel are more knowledgeable than us.
This really dawned on me when my kids were sick and I was looking for guidance. When I didn’t receive the answers that I was looking for I felt helpless and alone. It wasn’t until I tapped into my true self, the one that instinctively knew what to do, that I got the results I needed. The reality that I could use and trust my own instincts was a new concept and one of my favourite lessons so far.
We are in a constant state of learning. Everything around us is consistently changing and evolving. In order to go with the ebb and flow of that evolution we must be willing to change our method of thinking all of the time. Be willing to learn new things and to respect that we are always going to be learning.
Learning involves new processes and new things. These new processes will carry you to new heights, the ones that you dreamed of and gave yourself enough credit to know you can do. When you work with the flow and understand how capable you are of anything, wonderful things will happen.
Going the distance involves trusting in who we are, and always knowing that we have everything we need to accomplish anything right there inside. Thinking we need validation from others especially based on designations is counter-productive. We are all equal, all the same. All capable of free thinking. That choice to respect ourselves enough to go the distance is what brings us to the finish line. It is also important to listen to the knowledge of others’ because not only are they equal but each and every one of us has something very valuable to contribute.
Next time you have a dream don’t let the secondary noise of others’ opinions drown out who you really are. Grab onto to your inner courage and keep going though the peaks and valleys. Always be willing to learn, to change and most of all be open to loving yourself enough to know you can go the distance. You are the only one who can carry that ball into the end zone.
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