Do you have things that you love about yourself yet that you also don't love about yourself?
Today I want to share with you something I love about myself and something I don't love so much about myself.
This is so important to recognize within ourselves because sometimes our greatest strength is also our greatest weakness.
For me that is talking too much, I have The Gift of Gab for sure and I also have the Detriment of Gab. It can be a little difficult to get my point across in short sentences or phrases because I often feel misunderstood. I tend to add more details and more stories so that I feel understood. I am learning to reel that in and get my message across with fewer words and still use the gift part of my gab.
The part that I love about my gift of gab is that I connect with people well. I love
engaging in meaningful conversations. I have loved that so much that when I was in 4th grade my mom got me my own phone line so I wouldn't clog our phone line up so much. This was
back in the day when we didn't have call waiting where another call could come in while you were on the phone.
I'm very good at gathering people & sharing things they may have in common.
I do believe that comes from My Gift of Gab but there are times that I've been at a party with quiet people and decided I needed to fill the air with my own speech and that doesn't feel very good the next morning. I usually end up sending a, “I’m sorry I talked so much text” the next morning. I think it's important
to learn to balance how much I talk and recognize how to use it as a gift and not allow it to take over as a weakness.
What do you love about yourself?