When I run, jog and/or walk, I often find myself thinking more thoughtfully and today’s thought fell upon how much negative chatter consumes so much of my daily thought. How is it possible I make it through the day without serious self-esteem issues affecting my daily interactions. Worse, I couldn’t recall the last time I had a day devoid of negative chatter, how sad I thought to myself.
Then I started thinking, and pardon my generalization, how is it that men can (so seemingly and easily) celebrate small accomplishments yet women find it more difficult to celebrate any success without qualifying it.
I don’t ever recall a Mother proclaiming she was amazing for all she had accomplished during the day because, after all, she was ONLY doing what was expected. And the comment, “what ELSE do you do?” upon answering your vocation as a Mom. I was dumbfounded when asked this once…as if!
Back to the negative chatter…I would like myself (and all of us women) to replace negative chatter with positive mantras. With each step I took on my run today, I imagined quashing each and every negative thought that came to mind. Let us support each other in celebrating our successes how little or big they may SEEM and replace our negativity with positivity because we DESERVE it.
Do it because you can and will even if you don’t always want until you can’t. My intention is to be more positive with my thoughts for not only myself but my daughter and (son) and to find inspiration to live a life of passion.
Just yesterday, I couldn’t stop watching a clip of Stephen Curry receiving his MVP award and remarked to my son, “what an inspiration” to which he replied, “but you aren’t even a basketball player”. My response, “every word of advice he shares can be applied to anyone’s life”. He walks his talk and is all he is because of what he deeply believes with passion and purpose. Believe!