Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Thought September 27, 2012

I think most of us worry about the same things, deep down.  We may ignore our niggling thoughts. We may bury them.  We may even twist them into neurotic disorders that make us and all of  our friends crazy (pardon the pun!).

Most of us think we are not good enough. Not good enough for what?  Who knows!  It depends on the day and the task at hand, doesn't it. 


For some reason we all need someone else to convince us of this.  At the very least we need to hear "you are awesome" from someone else, no matter how self-possessed and self-assured we are. 

In the end, I think this is by design.  Take a minute and think about it.  If we need to hear good things from other people we are going to be more likely to be social and, in turn, tell other people good things.  

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around  -  Leo Buscaglia 


It is simple, really.  You can find out how awesome you are by ASKING SOMEONE.  I know.  It is not as simple as it sounds. But I promise you that more often than not you will hear something really good from almost anyone you ask who interacts with you. 

Requesting feedback will help you in your career, your personal relationships, and your life.  If it is something you don't want to hear, it may be something you need to hear.  

At the very least, whomever you asked will be impressed with your courage, your interest in knowing what they think about you, and your interest in improving yourself.  BRAVO or BRAVA!  

Go you!

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