by Rachelle Disbennet-Lee, PhD.
received a letter addressed to Spectacular Rachelle Lee. At first
I thought it was a joke. Who would write such a thing? I then
thought maybe it was a mistake. Whatever it was, I knew it did
not feel comfortable. It turned out to be an advertisement, for
what I am not even sure. What I am sure of is that the way it
was addressed caught my attention, and I realized how difficult
it can be to own just how spectacular I am.
are all spectacular, but how often do we own it? Would we really
go around calling ourselves spectacular, brilliant or wonderful?
But how many of us call ourselves other names? When you make a
mistake, forget a friend's birthday, or in other ways act human,
how often do you launch into names like stupid, idiot or worse?
Those seem, in some ways, to be more comfortable words, but to
call ourselves more positive adjectives is challenging.
am guessing that most of us have a difficult time owning how spectacular
we are because we were told things like don't blow your own horn
and don't brag. However, as I am fond of saying, it isn't bragging
if it is true, and it is true that all of us have qualities that
can be described as spectacular, fabulous and more. We simply
have to own it.
you were to receive a letter addressed using a positive adjective
that would describe you, what would it be? I have grown quite
fond of Spectacular, but you might like another word such as marvelous,
beautiful, or stunning. My guess is whatever word makes you the
most uncomfortable is the one you should use. I say that because
most likely that is the quality most difficult for you to own.
Well, it is time not just own it, but become it. Once you embrace
the most wonderful parts of who you are, you will find it easier
to name them, own them, and share them with the rest of the world.
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