Do Not Accommodate Anyone Else’s Disbelief In You

To The Person Who Needs To Hear This…

You are not stupid.

You are not incapable.

You are not what your mistakes are.

You are what you deem yourself to be.

I challenge you.

To get up each day and determine, from the moment you look at yourself in the mirror, what you will be today.

If you don’t know something, charge yourself with the task of learning this thing you need to know.

If you have not yet done something that you need to do, charge yourself with the task of doing it first thing.  Putting it on the ‘to do’ list and staring at it uncrossed on that list….just fills you with foreboding.  Start the task.  Ask questions.  Persevere.

If you are struggling, be assured that a struggle is not a bad thing.  It is a learning thing.  

If others tell you – you cannot – they are not the ones who determine that.  Use their cannot to light a fire within your capabilities.  Let their disbelief ignite in you a passion that you most certainly can.

Do not accommodate anyone else’s disbelief in you.

Making a mistake does not make you a mistake.  It gives you another opportunity to learn.

I challenge you to speak the facts in your own defense.  Not to fight.  But to stand on your principles.  And to be strong in your convictions and what you can do.

Own, and take charge, of you.

I challenge you to be exactly what you desire to be.

I believe in you.

But you must believe in you.

I challenge you to let go of your disbelief.

Give yourself a little wink in the mirror.

Pick up your ability, your intelligence and your determination on the way out of the door.

On your way to believing.

24 thoughts on “Do Not Accommodate Anyone Else’s Disbelief In You

  1. Colleen, I am constantly amazed by the profoundness of your thoughts and phrases. You are so talented, I truly wish I had a 10th of it. Each day in of your simple truth I find inspiritaion. Thank you — Bill


  2. You know, when it’s said again & again & again how dumb you are/useless etc (like my dad through my teen age), you don’t actually see yourself as anything else as they, older, would appear to be an authority.

    But when someone writes like you have above, Colleen, there’s a part of you that says ‘It’s true, I’m sure it’s true, I’m sure I’m more. Then there comes the bit where YOU have to believe in you, just like you said. That’s the difficult bit in all the confusion.


    • I know the difficult part. I didn’t have anyone “say” was not worthy or of value. But in the same regards, when you are “used” you have that same feeling- worthless, not as good as, etc. It is confusing. But I hope anyone who needs to hear it, hears that they can determine their value. No one else, unless you let them (others have said that part better…but it’s a good thing to repeat).


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