The question I read was:
Would your 10 year old self be proud of you now?
My answer to that question would be undoubtedly yes. Which then led me to ask:
What would your 10 year old self think of you and say to you now?
I have to say that I don’t remember much about my 10 year old self, but I do know how insecure I felt at that time, with such low self-esteem and confidence, that I think she would be completely blown away by how much I’ve changed and how different I am from that fearful little girl who carried the burden of so much fear, guilt and shame.
It’s a great reminder of how far I’ve come, so really good validation for me. But what if your 10 year old self would somehow be disappointed with where you are now? Well, that tells you that this is a good time to stop, and take a good look at what needs to change – it’s never too late to become the person you really want to be! Awareness is the first step.
Action Step: Write out your answers to the questions above. You might even find it helpful to write a letter to your 10 year old self, and/or for her to write a letter to you. Then ask yourself what you can do with this information. How can it help you?
Let this affirmation support you on your journey:
Every day I develop greater and deeper levels of self-awareness. I use my past experiences to become stronger and wiser. Every day I understand and appreciate myself more.
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