04 Apr How To Own Your Accomplishments
Think back to the last time that an opportunity came up for you to toot your own horn. What did you do? How did you feel? What did you say? If you’re anything like I am, you may have tried to shrug it off, feel awkward or embarrassed, and say something like, “it’s not a big deal” or “I couldn’t have done it without your help” or “I barely did anything”.
There is a pattern of self-deprecation and the handing off of accomplishments among women that has got to go. In today’s blog post, I’m saying it like it is — you are WORTHY of your successes. You DESERVE your accomplishments. It’s time to own them. It’s time to shine.
For all my powerful women out there, here is an important question…
Do you own your accomplishments?
I bet your answer was a resounding NO.
No shame, girlfriend. Don’t feel embarrassed or guilty because you are not alone.
I am guilty of dimming down my light and downplaying my accomplishments too. Even while writing this, I can hear my inner mean girl is saying “What are you talking about? You don’t have any accomplishments!” and “Who do you think you are?”
There is so much female self-doubt in our world and it kills me to know that beneath all of those icky layers of hiding and shame are some amazing, witty and accomplished women. You being one of them.
You are your best-kept secret. So stop playing small and let the world know your strengths. Let the world see how bright you can shine.
The hurdles you’ve had to conquer? You are the wonderful human you are because of them. And those mistakes you’ve made? Those are accomplishments masked under the mud because you now hold that much more wisdom because of them.
Remember in grade school when if you used to talk highly about yourself, other kids called it bragging? Well, today I am giving you permission to brag.
If this concept of joining the me-train and celebrating your successes is new to you, then let me assure you that if done with the right attitude and in the right space, it has the power to boost your own self-esteem, inspire others and create beautiful uplifting energy.
So why don’t you take a little credit for all you have done and are continuing to do?
You, my friend, are making an impact on this world.
I’ve created a free worksheet to break-through your self-doubt and help you begin to own your accomplishments.
And if you’re like me and feel comforted in knowing that you are not alone, here are some amazingly accomplished women who STILL work through owning their success…
Anna Wintour: “I don’t think of myself as a powerful person.”
Oprah Winfrey: “I don’t think of myself as a businesswoman. There’s this part of me that’s afraid of what will happen if I believe it all.”
Meryl Streep: “It’s not anything that’s valuable,” the Oscar winner said of her reputation. “I’m just an actor. That’s all.”
Shine bright, powerful woman. You’re worthy of having your accomplishments fully seen and fully celebrated.