Earlier this morning, I began reading the book, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
Having watched the movie multiple times, as recently as last night, I thought it would be insightful to read the book that started it all.
You may be like Skeeter in one of the scenes, from the movie, talking with Constantine.
You have believed all the bad thing that anyone has said about you.
At first you didn’t.
You would say to yourself.
“I am not ugly.”
“I am as smart as anybody else. Maybe smarter.”
“It doesn’t matter whether I fit in or not.”
But then, you listened to those people so often, that you began to let those hurtful comments take hold.
You began to think, “Maybe they are right.”
“Maybe I am ugly.”
“Maybe I am not as smart as they are.”
“Maybe I don’t fit in. At all.”
So you run and hide.
It worked for a short time.
But the only person you can not hide from?
You never escape you.
You are always where you are.
It then becomes imperative that you believe what you say.
Not what anyone else says.
Today, you may be the President and CEO of a global empire, listening to the growling from your Board of Directors.
Or, you may be just trying to survive this very day, listening the growling from the stomachs of your hungry children.
Either way, who you believe, and what you believe, that you tell yourself to believe, is all that matters.
You have the rest of your life, not theirs, to be something you can be proud of.
Why would you listen to anyone that knows you least, as opposed to the person that knows you best?