June 29, 2012 Leave a comment
In-flight photos en route to Seattle. Taken somewhere near the Badlands and over Seattle.
"Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up." – Ernest Hemingway
January 5, 2009 1 Comment
I have discovered so many people lack a lot of self-esteem. Maybe it is a DC thing and everyone around here feels the pressure of wanting to be successful. I asked a few friends today to tell me a few positive qualities about themselves and they could not think of anything. I had to name a few to help them shed some positive light on themselves. They seemed very thankful and enlightened by the positive thoughts. I am very thankful for these friends and wish everyone to be happy.
I too was like this once, always negative and complaining, not that my friends are entirely like that, but I picked up a little trick. It is what I call the Power of Self-Awesomeness. It requires no religious or spiritual beliefs, you don’t have to choose a political party, or even make a certain amount of money or hold that dream job. All it requires is one simple easy step; repeat to yourself, “I am awesome!” Say it so much that you believe it. It works for me. People ask me what is going on with myself, they ask me how I am doing, and my perfect response is, “I am awesome!” Why does anything have to be negative? Now, I know I am not perfect all the time, but saying to myself I am awesome does help a lot.
It really is simple. If you think positive and believe in yourself and what you are doing, then think to your self that you are awesome and that is that. If someone wants to speak negatively to you, tell them it does not matter what they think, because you are awesome. If they ask why you keep saying you are awesome, just say it is because you are thinking positively about yourself and it puts you in a good mood.
One success story I had was a very close friend who I hit up bars with. He is tall, appears to be successful, gets plenty of women, and I really can’t say too much bad about him. The issues are, sometimes he has issues with what people think of him, and also why people act “so stupid.” It can really get to him and bring him down. He heard me say over and over that I am awesome and how nothing really bothers me. Over time he developed the same mindset, and this friend has a very clear mindset and has increased confidence. He already was confident, but now he rose to another level.
This can be an ongoing thought on how to explain this to people, but it is simple. It is all psychological and all in the mind. If you think and feel positive, if you think to yourself that you are awesome, and if you can accept yourself for who you are and not care what others may think about you, then say to yourself and to others, “I am awesome!”