One of the most overused words in our language is the word, Awesome.
It is used as a motivational tool, compliment, and as a means of evaluating a novice’s efforts at learning a new skill. Even mediocre accomplishments are often described as being awesome.
Paradoxically, however, people often have a difficult time regarding themselves or their accomplishments as being awesome. Patients often get embarrassed when I ask them how they motivated themselves to accomplish awesome results or if they realize what awesome role models they’ve become.
Individuals have less difficulty throwing that word around when speaking of others than when speaking of themselves. It’s almost as if awesome is a dirty word when applying it to one’s self.
Among the adjectives for awesome is “inspiring admiration” and “excellence”. It only makes sense that anyone who is working on or achieving a positive self-image should strive to be awesome.
Don’t be afraid to strive for it and don’t be afraid to objectively apply the word to yourself. It’s not a dirty word. It’s not bragging – if you have taken major steps toward achieving the accomplishments to show for it. Those of you who are using Goal-Achieving Psychotherapy techniques to better yourselves ought to be objective when you reach your goals.
Consider the possibility that you just may be Awesome.