How’s your memory when it comes to your achievements?
I don’t know about you but I’ve just realized how much I take my talents and achievements for granted.
In 2005, I birthed a business, nurtured it through the highs and lows of childhood and adolescence until it is now an independent adult.
And how can I ever forget that? Why do I play down what I have achieved?
My parents were high achievers who gave me a secure, happy childhood. They expected me to do well, but this was backed by unconditional support in every aspect of my life.
Despite the achievements and unconditional love, somehow I still don’t believe I’ve done enough. I seem to still have a need to prove myself– mostly to myself!
My Breakthrough – Britain’s Got Talent!
But I’ve just had a breakthrough and if you think watching BGT is only for entertainment, then think again.
In this talent show we see people with big, crazy dreams put their reputations on the line to millions of viewers. Why?
Regardless of the risk, they put themselves through the arduous, audition process because they believe that they have talents – that need our recognition.
Don’t we all do it?
We may think that it’s bizarre to risk huge public humiliation. But we all do similar things, in our own small way, every day, in order to prove our worth.
Sometimes our audience may be just one person, ourselves! And even then we are our hardest critic.
And this is what I’ve forgotten. In the past I have put myself out there and because of my self-belief, hard work and support from lots of people, The Johnson Group is alive and kicking 11 years on. It’s not the only thing I can be proud of, but it’s a massive marker in my life.
Or is it just me?
Am I the only one who dismisses the past, who loses track of achievements and always looks forward for the next big thing to prove my worth? I doubt it! If I have taken what I have achieved for granted, then I know that you probably have too.
In our rush to prove ourselves, we repeatedly lose sight of what we’ve already achieved. And we forget that we already have all the approval we need.
We are already good enough. Better than that, we are already amazing!