Feeling uncomfortable – I have self-belief but does that mean I have self-worth?

 

Someone suggested I post this link to raise awareness about the National Diversity Awards  http://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/#/the-awards/4555185797 and suggest people nominate me

I have the self-belief that a nomination would be relevant and I know I would like to be nominated. I have even seen others do it on Twitter

BUT

The thought of self-promotion makes me cringe and I am feeling very British about it…I think

BUT
question if it is really my Britishness that makes me uncomfortable?

I have an awful feeling it is the lack of self-worth and self-esteem I have been plagued with all my life.  It is well documented that a lot of people who have been identified with a learning difference such as dyspraxia do have self esteem issues and often lack confidence in themselves and their abilities.

I know I give others a feeling of self-worth and self-confidence and it is something I am proud of, indeed I am  passionate about being able to give that gift to others
BUT

I find compliments make me feel uncomfortable. I have been taught (by my husband, Andrew) to accept them and say thank you  but squirm and break eye contact

BUT
they feed me and drive me on and make me believe I am good at what I do. SO THANK YOU (genuinely) for the compliments

BUT
I prefer them by email

BUT
You might want to email the National Diversity Awards instead – see the link below for the nomination categories.

http://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/#/the-awards-categories/4556263635

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One Comment to “ Feeling uncomfortable – I have self-belief but does that mean I have self-worth? ”

  1. Laura says: Reply

    From a personal perspective I could have written this myself! Lack of self confidence and esteem is such a disabling issue- yet poorly supported or understood compared to other aspects of mental health. Its one of those things that needs confidence to ‘fix’ in the first place- so when esteem is lacking it just turns into a vicious circle. Will take a look at the Diversity Awards- self promotion is nothing to squirm about! :)

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