Thursday, August 23, 2012

We are smarter than we know

I post about the dumb junk I do all the time. Every Friday I confess all the random, stupid, embarrassing, and idiotic things that I do each week. There are days that I reread what I posted and I just shake my head. I don't even want to know what yall think of me with my unwashed hair, unshaven legs, and my unlucky man who gets all this. But, the best part about revealing my dumb side, is that each week all of you tell me your confessions too! Every Friday night P and I read your comments and laugh out loud because we probably do the same thing! I love hearing that you ate too much chocolate, or picked your nose in public, or didn't wash your hands in the restroom. It is so comforting to know I am not the only weirdo out here, even though we haven't met. I can just picture you being your weird awesome self over in st. Louis, Canada, or Seattle.

Despite letting our freak flags fly, there is one truth that I know, WE are all smarter than we know, and that we let on. I was given an assignment earlier this week and I kept pushing it to the side. I am a master of procrastinator, when I don't want to do something. I needed to interpret some really complex legal issues for a client, and I kept telling myself that I couldn't do it. Today, I sat down with it, and 45 minutes later it was done. I presented my finding to my boss, he said good job, end of story. After that brief moment I wondered, why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we sell ourselves short time and time again? I realized, I am smart and capable and I can do anything I set my mind to. We all can. YOU can. So often as women, we under estimate our abilities. Why? Why do we give in, give up, or worst of all, not even try?

You are smart and talented, and I challenge you to show it off today, right now. Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents just got her MBA! Amazing! Erika over at From Shopping to Savings is starting in top law school. Its gonna be hard, but she will rock it! Dense atCapturing the Days got certified to teach yoga. She has students whomlove her! The point is these girls used their brains to achieve their goals and passions. That is awesome.


So right now, today stop under estimating yourself, and start believing in your God given abilities.

I want to hear something you have done recently to flex your brain muscles. What is it? It's bragging time girls.

P.S. I know this is totally random and not girl power related at all, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! I love you so much!


Michelle said...

You are so right! And I finished my MBA this month! WOOOHOOO that's my bragging.

Happy Bday to your poppa :)

Denise said...

i'm gonna to email you now....

Rachel said...

Hmmmmm - each week I clip the wordsearch out of the newspaper and do it to help prevent dementia when I'm old (which has popped up on both sides of the family)

Brooke said...

God has blessed me with a love of reading and research, which i return to Him by pouring myself into His word. I don't consider myself smart, but many of the women in my Bible study (all at least a decade older than me) look to me for explainations of complicated passages or for me to set up the history of what is going on in that particular Biblical era.

lesley: the dream tree said...

I learn something, as a new nurse, every single day. Its overwhelming, frustrating, and even embarrassing at times, but ive realized I know a lot and can do more than I think. I teach and help people every day.