Updated: Oct 21, 2022
FIRST THEY SAY YOU'RE CRAZY. THEN THEY FIGHT YOU. THEN, ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU CHANGE THE WORLD.
I want you to think of this quote anytime anyone refers to your beliefs as woo woo and let it give you the strength and resolve to allow those words slide off you like Teflon.
You’re in my community because you’re in the company of like-minded people. People like you, who have educated themselves with facts that there’s more to our world than physical reality. More than we can physically hear, see and touch.
I’m talking about this topic because today someone shared:
"Silvana, my partner thinks I’m nuts. They don’t support what I want to achieve in my career and they don’t respect my spiritual beliefs and call them woo woo."
If this resonates with you too, I want you to know that I get it. I know it hurts because I’ve been there too. But there’s something else you need to know…
I know you want your partner, family or friends to support what you desire to achieve and your spiritual beliefs. However, unless they have a personal interest in your interests, they won’t know how to support you. That doesn’t mean they don’t love you or they don’t care about you. It just means it’s not high on their values, that’s all.
And what’s not high on our values, we don’t give time or energy to. That applies to them and you.
The only person who must back you is you.
No one but you can know what you’re dealing with on a daily basis in your head and heart.
No one but you can know the depth of your struggles and the high of your triumphs. No one but you can know what it takes to keep going and refuse to give up.
ONLY YOU CAN DO THAT FOR YOU.
I don’t know what you might be struggling with or celebrating today, but what I do know is you are the best investment going on the good days and the not-so flash days.
Everything you want for your life depends on you and, specifically, your self-esteem. In other words, your sense of personal value and worth. And that is affected by how you think and feel about yourself and to what degree you allow the opinions of others to influence your sense of self.
If your doubts are preventing you from taking decisive action, if the support of others matters more to you than backing yourself; you need a helping hand with your self-esteem.
No matter what you aspire to achieve, if your self-esteem (not self-confidence) is low, you won’t believe you deserve it and may be unconsciously sabotaging your ability to achieve it.