Celebrities tend to use the word “amazing” to describe everything from their latest project to their co-star to the designer that dressed them for whatever senseless award show they are attending. Ordinary, everyday people, you know the folks that you see at Starbucks, are the people who accomplish truly amazing things. The woman who decided to create a tea in honor of her girlfriend (shout out to Barbara Holt Streeter) is amazing. The woman who decided to be a beacon of light for other administrative professionals (shout out to Kemetia Foley) is amazing. And then there are the people that are amazing just because of the obstacles that have had to overcome to in order to achieve a goal they thought was once unattainable.
Have you taken the time to think about what sets you apart from being ordinary? Write them down and put them somewhere easily accessible on a daily basis. When you are feeling your absolute worse, take a look at that list and remind yourself how amazing you truly are.
Adapted from “Work Your Package—A Guide to Being the Total Package” by Ayanna Castro
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