Part of a Movement https://partofamovement.com Your Voice Deserves to be Heard Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:46:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Strive For A Higher Achievement https://partofamovement.com/debbys-blog/strive-for-a-higher-achievement/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 20:10:59 +0000 https://partofamovement.com/?p=413 Now’s the time to start a new project. Strive for a higher achievement.

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Strive For A Higher Achievement

Now’s the time to start a new project.  Strive for a higher achievement.  Ultimately, it is your choice.  But people and situations can move you to make different choices.  Consider your emotional independence and what is important to you.  You deserve it.  During these turbulent times you might have run out of gas.  It might be difficult to stand in your own truth.  You might feel fuzzy or uncertain.  How can you find small ways to stand in your own truth?  There does not have to be a reason to want something.  It is just because it would add something to your life.  Validate your own feelings.  Be secure within yourself so you can unhook from outcomes that are not relevant to you.  Do not judge yourself by world standards.  Take whatever is said to you and see how it feels.  You will never feel successful if you are not authentic.  Aim higher, feel better.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give https://partofamovement.com/debbys-blog/the-greatest-gift-you-can-give/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 01:17:06 +0000 https://partofamovement.com/?p=393 As women we have the tendency to assume that others know more than us or that they are more talented.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

As women we have the tendency to assume that others know more than us or that they are more talented.

Consider these points:

  • If you don’t value yourself how do you expect others to do so?
  • You’re not adding to the value in the world if you don’t acknowledge your unique gifts.
  • When you feel less than equal, you project weakness.
  • When you’re strong, you automatically project confidence.
  • On the days you feel strong, you feel smarter, too.
  • When you demonstrate your gifts, people will be more attentive and engaged.
  • The less you care about seeking approval, the more approval you seem to get.

The greatest gift you can give to the world is to concentrate on those talents  unique to you and use them to enrich the world.

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Thinking for Yourself https://partofamovement.com/debbys-blog/thinking-for-yourself/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:56:30 +0000 https://partofamovement.com/?p=364 As women we are taught to fit in and not to stand out, that if we are too strong or too smart, we risk not being part of the group and connecting – or that we’re considered too opinionated or brash.

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Thinking for Yourself

As women we are taught to fit in and not to stand out, that if we are too strong or too smart, we risk not being part of the group and connecting – or that we’re considered too opinionated or brash. This belief starts when we are young – words or actions from a parent, teacher, friend or relative. Sometimes we just want to be liked – it could be even more important than being smart or talented, we just want to fit in, to avoid making mistakes or to avoid failure. We avoid being judged by our peers so we don’t take the plunge to stand out – to have an opinion, to disagree with the crowd, to stand up for a friend or to have a new idea. But it’s more than that, it’s really a “thinking” problem in which we think of ourselves as inadequate or incompetent. Once we start thinking this way, this negative view of ourselves begins to permeate our thoughts, producing untrue assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior.

During the Covid-19 pandemic we’re more apt to have the news media and outlets such as Twitter and Facebook influence our thoughts. We judge ourselves by the numbers of likes we have and who responds to our comments. Validation coming from social media is temporary and fickle. For girls and women with a fragile sense of identity, self-esteem plummets. Posting and sharing is not a substitute for real life interaction. Thinking for yourself is not what the world wants you to do. In one way or another most people attempt to have you fit into their world – from the things they do, the way they dress, and the friends they keep. At this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic when we feel more isolated lonely or removed from others, let’s think about how the isolation is affecting our girls .

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