I remember the day I was transferred to the gifted program in 8th grade. I felt so smart! Like every other thirteen year old, I loved to hear validation that I wasn’t just ordinary. I was special. I was gifted.
That feeling of wanting to be something special tends to follow us into adulthood. We don’t want to be ordinary. We want others to recognize that we have some gift to give to the world.
How often do we hear our kids tell us they are unable to do something? How often do we say it to ourselves? Why would we think we can’t do what is necessary? Because we are under the impression we are not enough. Not talented enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough…just not enough.
But friend, when we think like that, we are wrong. Dead wrong.