Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Celebrating 10 Unshakeable Things About Me

A while back in the context of the importance of self-confidence, Beansprout asked on her blog, "Can you identify 10 gifts and talents or character qualities that are unshakeable in you?" I love this question! One of the things I really believe is it's so important for us to say, "Yay, I'm great at this!" And we are really taught that it's not okay to do that. We're supposed to be humble and play down our achievements and abilities, unless we're in an interview. Who does that serve? Is the world a better place because we don't celebrate our gifts outloud? Well, I say shout it from your rooftop - or at least on your blog! Let the world know you're special! So thank you Bean, for the inspiration! I hope that everyone will write a list of 10 things they'd like to celebrate about themselves!

Celebrating 10 Unshakeable Things about Me!
  • I have boundless enthusiasm.
  • I love to make things happen - events, parties, connections, experiences.
  • I have strong intuition.
  • I have a stubborn spirit.
  • I love deeply and easily.
  • I'm good with concepts, ideas, theories and communication.
  • I am a performer.
  • I bring having fun and working hard to almost everything I do.
  • I'm a tough cookie.
  • People feel safe with me.

And in the spirit of unshakeable trait 2,
please check out the new posting
about the Shyne Like a Star Virtual Dance Party!


megg said...

Jamie, this was wonderful! It really showed a lot about you. It made me feel shy just reading it. I couldn't imagine making a list of ten things like that about myself. I guess that really means I need to do this exercise eh!! I'll give it a shot. Thank you for sharing your list and for challenging me so much! xoxoox

Laini Taylor said...

Good for you for recognizing and celebrating your strengths! Weirdly, the thought of coming up with 10 makes me a little nervous. I'm sort of worried I won't be able to think of that many and then I'll sulk. Ha! I was just talking to Jim about learning your strengths at your chosen art, as well, learning how to accept what your strengths and maximize them instead of coveting other people's talents.

beansprout said...

Glad that I was able to inspire you to write this amazing list of unshakeable things. And the picture is great...it oozes enthusiasm.

chest of drawers said...

I´m so happy for you that you are able to recognise so much goodness in yourself. Can you believe Megg and Laini! They are so wonderful and they don´t even know it!

Sacred Suzie said...

This is all quintessential Jamie attributes, absolutely! That picture almost made me cry, it's so you Jamie. Open to the world and having fun in it. Thank you for doing this one, I love reading all about the unshakeable things about you.