I love to look through facebook and instragram. It helps me to find those graphics with words about ideals and helping our kids grow up well. I usuall share them to my stories or my feed depending on where I find them.
Sometimes I add commentary.
Sometimes I don’t.
Last week I found myself beginning to share a graphic about some ideal in child-rearing that I am totally behind. I see the logic. I want to do that too.
I hit share, and when it comes to add my comment I type: I’m terrible at this.
And I am.
But then I catch myself.
I’ve been reading a little about having a growth mindset with my kids, but just because I’m a grownup doesn’t mean I can’t also have a growth mindset.
My mind is still growing after all.
My soul says it is anyway.
So I backspace a minute and think.
Than instead of: “I’m terrible at this,” I write: “I’m not very good at this yet.” and then I underlined the yet and hit share.
That was a good moment for my soul.
Instead of chastising myself and telling myself yet another way I wasn’t measuring up, I left room to grow. Room for hope.
I let a little light in and made it easier to change.
Where could you add the word ‘yet’ to your self-talk.
It might take 6 months or so to finally kick in, like it did for me, but that’s ok.
Use the yet.