We all do it. It’s almost ingrained in us. We focus on the bad things people have said about us. The bad things we have thought about our self. In those words we see areas for improvement. Areas we can work on to be a better and happier person. We have been taught that the key to achieving our goals is improving on our weaknesses.
Why do we believe the bad things about our self more easily than the good?
We go to therapy to focus on improving our weaknesses. We do it so we can be happy.
But here’s the thing…the good stuff – your talents and strengths, what makes you, you, your ‘je ne sais quoi’ – it’s the key to your happiness. Because it’s what’s right with you that matters. It’s in exploring what’s right with you that you’ll find the joy you seek.