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When you try to help another person you probably don’t start with a critical attack towards them about everything they’ve done wrong or aren’t good at. Yet, so often we speak harshly to ourselves in our own minds.
Being your own hero means standing up for yourself when critical self-talk and negative spirals of thinking are starting up in your head.
Re-author the MEANINGS you draw from things that have happened in your life.
Your stories of hurts, losses and failings can become inspirational reminders to you of your resilience and survival.
Our greatest strengths and personal superpowers are often found in those things we’re good at, and that we enjoy — our flow.
Your places of flow, be they sports, nature or something else, feed the hero part of yourself. Flow gives you purpose and meaning.
Being your own hero means showing yourself real love by developing your own values and staying true to any commitments you’ve made to yourself.
Do what you say you’re going to do and feel proud of yourself, confident in your character.
... not a wounded bird.
While a wounded bird usually can’t heal on its own, a sea star regenerates its own limbs. It doesn't have to wait for someone to come to the rescue.
While outside help can be beneficial, you don't always need someone to help you overcome an obstacle. You can find solutions to your problem.
Rejection is personal, and it’s easy to start questioning your self-worth when someone makes it clear they don’t like you.
But for the most part, being disliked is a matter of mutual compatibility. Keep in mind that likability has a lot to do with what you bring to someone else’s table, whether or not you realize it.