The most commonly accepted myth is that it’s possible to exist with no insecurity at all. The fact is that everyone has insecurities and too often we let our insecurities hold us back.
“Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.” – Tim Fargo
Rather than being told to embrace their imperfections, we are taught to fear that if they make mistakes, they could upset other people. So, we end up trying to do everything perfectly in hopes that people will like us, which can lead to enormous anxiety and further retreat into our comfort zones.
Insecurities kill self-esteem. Insecurities can kill friendships and relationships. Since we all have insecurities, how do you avoid letting them ruin friendships, relationships and our self-esteem?
Awareness is the key to growth. Identifying your insecurities is the first step.
No one is perfect, so let’s stop demanding perfection from ourselves and being so hard on ourselves when we don’t meet our self-imposed standards.
Stop comparing your life to others, seriously. We only see the surface image of other people’s lives, we can’t tell what their insecurities and struggles are. You might be surprised to find out that you wouldn’t want to trade places if this person were to open up to you and share their real story.
Don’t be afraid to expose your vulnerability. When we reveal those imperfect parts of ourselves to those that we care about, we generally wind up feeling a deeper connection, which strengthens the relationship.