I am working on my resume and that makes me feel insecure and inadequate. I look at my peer's resumes and feel my experience and knowledge is not enough. I ask myself if I will be able to fool another company into thinking I am smart enought to be hired for them... I need to stop this. I have always told myself (and my peers) we cannot go through life comparing our unique experiences to others'. We are too harsh and therefore will never be the winners in our eyes. Today, I need to follow my own advice.
I remembered I read this on Makeunder My Life. Today, I need to re-read it.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Source is Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992
I will probably have to re-read it tomorrow too.