Barbara read me a wonderful quote from Conversations with God by Neal Donald Walsh.
I started this comparison practice very early in my life. I was taught not to brag, show off or even discuss my accomplishments. My mother thought that was rude. She felt there was always room for improvement and she encouraged me to focus on my faults rather than the things I was good at.
Earlier in my life I let many opportunities pass me by thinking I wasn’t qualified enough or that I didn’t have enough to offer. I would look at a job listing and pre-decide that I didn’t have the qualifications the company was looking for. Sometimes I would question my skills and wondered if I had the ability to help my clients, causing them to seek coaching elsewhere. It’s even limited how much I let myself dare to dream, and at times I have settled for less than I should, thinking that is all that I deserved.