I joined in a briefing about the oncoming IT training which is supposed to change my life for good. After the practical information was given, we met the actual lecturer who turned out to be a good-humoured man. One particular sentence he said keeps ringing in my head, bouncing here and there. He said: “I am actually quite self-critical but the criticism is, well, mainly favourable!” In other words, he thinks the world of himself. Supposedly, he is the master of Excel as well. Maybe he is. The point of this statement is that the said person thinks a lot of himself. He is cheerful. He enjoys life. He makes the most of it. That’s good. He could be a great role model, teaching others to love themselves. In a way, loving yourself is the key to success. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should others do it? I do wish I was less critical about myself and would find more things to celebrate.
What about you? What’s your relationship with self-criticism? Are you your own biggest critic? Do you also celebrate your success?
1. Own and live in a house.
Signed a few important contracts that shall shape my future. Participated in the information briefing about my IT training. Exciting times ahead!
2. Write AND publish a book.
Spent a quiet half-an-hour in the company of the Writing Magazine in the morning. Regained some writing motivation. Made some plans about contest submissions. Finally, wrote a post for my food blog.
3. Win a major race.
The marathon is getting closer every day. Easy run + some sprints. Quite decent, I’d say. I’m sure, more than ever, that I will be ready on the day.