As I was waiting for a client to arrive, and receiving regular (but untrue, as it turned out) updates as to the progress of their journey, I thought about how this can really damage an individual's self-confidence.
After all, part of us knows when we are being untruthful, and discounts our own worth in exact proportion. It's as though we know that we are right not to trust (or have confidence in) ourselves. Especially when we don't deserve it!
The same is true of our intentions – how many New Year's Resolutions fade away by the 2nd of January? I realised this during a workshop exercise many years ago when the facilitator asked us the difference between an 'intention' and a 'resolution'. For me there was none, and I was (amusingly) confused by the question to start with. They are both the same for me, I simply do what I intend to do. Nothing else makes sense to me! If I'm unwilling, or not ready, to do a thing……then I don't. Not until I have all I need, and it feels right. more….