I am just back from speaking at the Women In Sport Summit and I cant tell you how many messages and emails I have received. I practiced my speech but in reality today was a panel format and we were all asked questions. I didn’t know what was coming and all I could do was to answer each question openly and with total honesty.
The last question, I actually had a “moment”. I don’t have any major symptoms now since the 2 strokes, but I do sometimes get confused and cant always remember things.
I was asked the question and within seconds I couldn’t remember what it was! So, I decided to just answer in my own way! And that was to be totally honest about HOW I felt. I found myself sharing a lot more highs and lows than I ever planned to but I also announced (again totally unplanned) that I LIKE MYSELF.
The room was full and probably 98% were Women.
I got a massive round of applause which really surprised me. Over lunch, I had a lady approach me and tell me I had really touched her with my talk, and in fact the whole room, when I said I like myself.
She said finally, we have a female who can say it and mean it. I haven’t always liked myself. I lacked confidence as a child and a young adult. And even now, I over analyse sometimes, I worry BUT today was a real moment and it seems it was for others too.
I LIKE MYSELF.
Why don’t you start doing the same? Don’t aim for perfection but see yourself as others see you and see the good within.
Its a great feeling!!!