Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You are Smarter, Faster, Stronger & Better than you think

Hi there!

A friend of mine shared recently a story about a moment when he was child and was feeling very proud of himself. He ran out of an exam to share with his mother how great he felt about the work he’d just done. His mother quickly told him to tone it down and explained that it was wrong to think so well of yourself.

Can you remember a similar situation where you had thought you’d done a great job, only to have your sails trimmed by someone you looked to for affirmation?

Whatever your story is, it’s probably continuing today and needs to stop. You can’t doubt your talent. You are magnificent, remarkable and need to return to loving who you are and what you do.

Sure, sometimes you will behave less brilliantly than you like – but your perception of yourself shouldn’t reflect these time, but how great you actually are.


1. Discover your uniqueness and work in it

2. Become less reliant on the good opinion of others

3. Get clearer about what your purpose is, and remind yourself of this often

You are amazing! Believe it and be it.

Do you agree?


  1. Yes, it is interesting to notice how people close to you react when you share your delight at performing well. People are not at all comfortable with other people congratulating themselves on a job well done. It is seen as "bragging". But I think it is very important to commend yourself - it's great to see yourself improving. Even better if someone else notices - that is really gold. I keep thinking of something else you said, Matt - "It's all make-believe - first you, then them."

  2. Hi M@, you are not wrong and it goes on all our lives. Terribly proud of myself at recently getting on with a fortnightly newsletter one of my siblings just couldn't help but have a little dig when she read "stepping into my Thought Leadership" in the invitation. Sure it was with humour and from "love" but it still tends to "burst your bubble". Great clarity from you on what to focus on...love the 3 points.