Yesterday I invited you to take up your pen and write, or re-write your story. Today, Tanzy shares her re-vision. Read on!
At 17 years old I was working my first retail job. I was helping a customer when a co-worker tapped me and said, “the owner of the store is here.” I glanced over and saw him head to the back office. I continued to help the customer because I was taught, the customer gets your full attention. By the time the customer left, the owner had left as well. The next morning I got a call from the store manager. She said, “we will no longer be needing your services.” When I asked her why, she responded by saying “the owner came into the store and barely even noticed you. He didn’t feel you were outgoing and vibrant enough.” At that age I was crushed. As time passed I continued to hear similar words in a variety of circumstances. I was
not loud enough
not charismatic enough
not bold enough
not energetic enough
Needless to say, I started feeling very insufficient. But, guess what? Everyone who said that to me was right. For THEM I was not enough. But for me! I’m quite enough!
Once I decided that I didn’t need validation from THEM, I started to explode in my own strengths. Then I started to hear,
Your presence is so inviting;
Your words are so powerful;
Your heart is so understanding;
Your smile is so warming!
People will be quick to point out your insufficiencies, but the still voice of God will show you your strengths. Once you recognize your own value, others will see it too.
“The woman who doesn’t need validation from anyone, is the most powerful woman in the world”– unknown
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