step right up for some gold stamped approval
As a self-recognized "pleasing achiever" the title of this post caught my attention:
At a recent "Write to Heal" retreat, I snickered at a writing prompt that included, "I give myself permission to..."
Then, several minutes into hot-pen handwriting, I found myself unexpectedly crying as I wrote, "I give myself permission to write my own life's brief." (Brief in this case being advertising-speak for the assignment.) I suddenly understood how much of my life had been governed by the other people's expectations and in search of other people's approval - and how that had led, directly or indirectly, to some deeply unfortunate decisions.
I have a newfound appreciation for the power of permission.
Love this, and always need the permission! I’m also always thrilled to see a good Brené Brown reference :)
I really enjoyed your thoughts Donna. I think being true to yourself is the key to success!
Thanks so much Donna 🌺 loved hearing your voice. The reminder is very timely ... thanks for giving me permission to tell myself I am enough 🌻
I really enjoyed this piece Donna. I struggle with seeking others approval - it is something I’m still working on. And in my efforts to overcome it I often find myself wondering why I seeks others approval over my own...
Either way I thought this piece was wonderful and very affirming. And I especially liked the line - “The reaction, perception or opinion of other people are none of your business.”
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. I didn’t know how much I needed to hear your message until I heard it just now and with tears streaming down my cheeks I’m just so grateful. Permission granted 💛
Heartfelt and honest. Your awareness is the leap in the right direction. I sometimes give myself too much permission. Love the line about replacing the consonant in Yuck. 😃