The Spectacular You
I recently 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
We 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.
I 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.
If 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.
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation,
information and inspiration to thousands of busy self development
enthusiast who want to stay focused and on track to their goals
through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching. For a
free report, "The Power of Daily Action - How to create
more Wealth, Health and Happiness by Tapping Into the Power
of Daily Action" go to http://www.365daysofcoaching.com/daily_action.htm.
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