Posted by: mydarkestplaces | December 9, 2010


It’s so easy to be a cheerleader.

Whether it be for a friend or a coworker, I never have a tough time giving people a positive message. That’s mostly because my friends and coworkers are pretty fantastic, but that’s not what this post is about.

This post is about the confusion that comes with being a cheerleader for oneself. It’s so easy to see what others are doing right, but even easier when seeing what one is doing wrong. Didn’t reconcile that drawer correctly, that comma was in the wrong place, completely botched that drink order.

Why are we – why am I – so hypercritical of ourselves? And how do we – do I – make that stop?

I don’t know whether it’s a cultural thing or a me thing, or maybe a little bit of both. But just once I’d like to be able to say, “You know what, you did that just right. And you are okay. And doggone it, people like me.”

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