Many of us were raised to be humble and not “toot our own horn.” By definition, humble means having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance. Well, you are important and you don’t need to hide it! Today, Lynn encourages you to recognize the moments you are proud of yourself.
When can you say - I am so proud of myself for doing this? I am so proud of myself for not doing this! I am so proud of myself for choosing this! Or not choosing this. Become aware of the moments in your day when you’ve done something worth witnessing.
In this video you’ll hear:
- Something that surprised Lynn to learn about herself.
- Three things that come from being proud of yourself.
[00:21] Friend, accountability partner, writing buddy
- This friend shared something she noticed Lynn saying often
- This is a beautiful gift to give yourself
[02:33] Three things that result from being proud
- It has an impact on our overall well-being, and on shifting our mindsets
- These are something only you can give yourself
[04:38] Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “When we can stand in our power and do that for ourselves [witness and vocalize I am so proud of myself], there's a confidence that follows.”
[03:58] Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “When we can stand in the energy and really share and say what it is that we're proud of, the only emotion that can follow that, is joy.”
Self-Connecting Journal Prompt
What is something you did yesterday that you’re proud of? How did it make you feel? What impact did it have? How likely are you to do this again or make that decision again?
Connect with Lynn
I hope you connected with something in this video!
Lynn Morgan Carpenter is the founder of Live More Connected. Her mission is to help you live more connected to your inner-calling, and life as a whole. By using your innate superpowers, you not only make the world a better place to live in but also find peace, purpose, and fulfillment by grounding in your calling.
Thank you so much for listening! 💖
Lynn Morgan Carpenter:
So today I wanna talk to you about being proud of ourselves and I wanna give you a little bit of the backstory behind me bringing this topic to you. So I have a dear, dear friend who's also my accountability partner. We're writing buddies. We're both currently writing books. And so we meet every week and support each other. And recently in one of our connection times she mentioned, she said, “Lynn, I love that you will often say, ‘I'm so proud of myself for doing this,’ or, ‘I'm so proud of myself for this.’” And I didn't realize that I say that as much as I do until she brought it to my attention. And I was started to really think about that. And the phrase that I embody of, I'm so proud of myself and I want to encourage you to do the same for yourself because it is a gift you can give to yourself. So much of this work is really coming in and wrapping our own arms around ourselves and saying, how can I be my best friend? How can I best support myself as I'm going on this journey of life? As I'm going towards my hopes and my dreams? As I'm following through with my desires? As I am shifting and changing and becoming an expanded version of myself, a better version of myself? And a piece of this is being able to validate ourselves. And when we can really tap in and ideally on a daily basis, even the small little things, be able to witness the things that we do that we're proud of ourselves for. This does have a big impact. It has an impact on our overall well-being, and it has an impact on shifting our mindsets. Here's the deal. We, we can't consistently live in a place of high vibe, sunshine, rainbows. I mean, it's beautiful and I can live there often, but there are times that I also slip and I'm in a place where things feel a little more heavy or I'm trying to navigate through some feelings or maybe some hormonal imbalances or whatever the scenario is, and I'm sure many of you can relate. But these little tips and tools are tools in the toolbox, in our tool belt, that we can pull out at times when we are needing to be a little more replenished. We're needing to be a little more sustained. And one of the tools is being proud of yourself, allowing you to be proud of your own self. And there's many, many benefits. But I just wanna share three here.
Number one, it builds confidence when we can stand in our own power and really be able to witness and vocalize, gosh, I am so proud of myself that I just did that. Or I am so proud of myself that I made this choice. When we can stand in our power and do that for ourselves, there's a confidence that follows.
Also, as I've mentioned that it allows you to validate yourself. And that's a huge benefit because often we can get stuck because in our society, right? I mean we're young, we're in this classroom, our teacher validates us, it feels good. And so that external validation can often be the place where that's when we are proud and that's the only time that we're proud is when it comes from an outside source. But being able to provide this for yourself, again, it's wrapping your arms around yourself and allowing you to be your buddy. And so witnessing and saying, gall, I'm so proud that I just accomplished this project that felt really hard and I wasn't sure if I could do it. And I had to watch some YouTube videos in order to know exactly how to do it, but look, I did it. I did it. So having that internal validation is another beautiful, beautiful gift that comes with allowing yourself and recognizing the moments that you're proud of.
And then the third that I wanna bring is that honestly, it brings joy. When we can stand in the energy and really share and say what it is that we're proud of, the only emotion that can follow that is joy. When we're authentically standing in, I am proud of this, there's only joy that can follow. So it brings more joy into your life. So I just wanna encourage you this week to really daily make note whether it's something that you just share with yourself. But of course, I always recommend writing it down 'cause it just takes it to a whole new level. And start noting daily the things that you're proud of, the things that you're proud of.