Working with our insecurities
Someone asked me a question the other day. They asked 'what is one insecurity stopping you from being yourself?' At first, I was flooded with several emotions, why on earth would they ask me that? It was a safe space but I didn't appreciate being read that way. I eventually answered and this led me to think more on insecurities.
I find insecurities are so damaging to our self esteem and cause us to hold back where we would naturally blossom. By functioning this way, it is possible that we miss the window of opportunity meant for us in the first instance.
Could it be that the very thing you shy away from is the place you need to function in? Inconsistency fueled by insecurities leaves room for deterioration.
Specifically, one way we can work with our insecurities is to keep striving to be our best in spite of what we feel we lack.
In case you relate to this, I want to remind you of something we discussed earlier this year. The notion of always moving. Moving with our doubts, fears and worries. It's not necessarily about the pace but that you don't lose momentum and keep moving. Here's a refresher.
In that view, I want you to consider this verse from Ecclesiastes 11:6 NLT:
Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.
We're heading into the last few months of the year and it's possible to get weary. So let's break this verse further:
Do not allow your insecurities to hold you back from missing an opportunity
Show up at all times because there is no formula to what actually works and brings results
We all have insecurities, but don't allow that to stop you from being the best version of yourself.