The one thing I want you to walk away with after listening today’s episode, I want you to be able to pick one thing in your life that you’re insecure about, one insecurity that may be holding you back, and start taking the right steps that will help get over that insecurity.
Insecurity is something that I know very well. It’s something I’ve battled with, especially in the last 6 years. I was 16 years old when my son was born. 16. I’m sure there’s a bit on insecurity with becoming a parent, no matter how old you are, but I know I felt and still at times feel pretty insecure as a parent.
So what’s it mean, insecure? The dictionary defines it as
- not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious
So today, that’s what I want to talk about. Insecurity. How I’ve dealt with it. And I don’t mean like insecurity in relationships. Like an insecure, jealous boyfriend or anything like that, although I guess it could apply to that, but I mean feeling insecure about yourself, and your abilities.
I’m going to be using becoming a parent so young as my example for most of this episode because I have a lot of insecurity about that, but you pick that one thing that you’re most insecure about. It should all be the same.
Now I know that it’s not going to happen right away, or that the insecurity will even go away completely, maybe it won’t. But at least you won’t be as insecure. At least you’ll be able to reassure yourself and you’ll have something to fight the insecurity with.
Why Are Insecurities Bad?
Insecurities make us feel worse about ourselves and our abilities which may stop us doing something we really want or need to do.
They make us hold onto things that may not be good for us just because we’re afraid of letting go, like a bad relationship
Insecurities also prevent us from making significant changes because we all know that the biggest accomplishments in life come right outside your comfort zone, but being out of your comfort zone usually brings some insecurity, and if you can’t break past those insecurities, you could get stuck in your comfort zone.
And those are just a few of the reasons I could think, but the list could go on and on.
Now I want to get into how you can start dealing with those insecurities.
In This Episode You’ll Find Out:
- Why most people’s opinions don’t matter
- What hater’s math is and why it’s making you insecure
- Why I’m jealous of the parent’s from Nick Jr.
- How you can use your past to beat insecurity
- Why you should stop comparing yourself to other people
- And much more!
Mentioned in This Episode
- Jon Acuff’s Blog
- Laurel Staples’ Blog
- Article on the Self Esteem File
- Blog Post – 2 Ways to Stay Positive When Dealing With Negative People
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