When I was at my highest point of struggle with weight, addictions, depression, low self- esteem, and under achievement, I was SUPER defensive and not open to feedback of any kind. I took everything people said way too personally even when it was not meant to be critical. I felt like the whole world was against me and I was not equipped with the skills necessary to deal with daily life events that challenged me. I was miserable.
When I am performing my highest in life: managing food, exercising, regulating mood, feeling happy, fulfilled, confident, and excelling in all areas of life I am open to other’s feedback. I am NEVER defensive about things people say. Nothing people say or do bothers me because I know who I am and I am confident in my abilities to solve the daily challenges of life. It begins with knowing that sometimes we need help from others when we struggle with things we cannot seem to overcome. Being open to the feedback of others is a trait all successful people know is vital to being successful. From Henry Ford to the NBA superstar, advisers are an important part of the successful individual’s daily resources and self-management. Advisers are generally not utilized enough by people who struggle to grow, change, and live at a more fulfilled level. Please, if you struggle with things that you cannot seem to overcome, consider seeking out someone who has been through your struggle and has overcome it. The lessons and confidence you can gain are priceless. You may even begin to enjoy life. BE YOUR OWN MIRACLE!