What would happen if nobody told you that you were doing a good job?
What if there were no pats on the back, no “well dones” no credit on its way for a job well done?
What if external praise and validation weren’t what you lived for to feel “successful and accomplished”?
For many years I was a bolshy, bold and badass woman on the outside, she looked like her shit was totally together and she (apparently) lived for nobody’s validation.
The reality was very different. I was constantly people-pleasing, burning out time and again, just in the what felt like shameful, pursuit of praise and validation (it’s still my Achilles heel).
I’m not saying it’s not nice to get credit for a job well done 💪🏼, of course it is, but when it’s your raison d’être, when you crave that validation, there’s definitely work to do on trusting your own inner sat-nav, your own validation of how fucking awesome you are.
How could you tell yourself “well fucking done” today my friend?