Check my credentials!

“Every now and again you have to slide your credentials across the table so that they know it’s not a game”. I came across this quote from a pretty dope blogger, Ms Ashley Leggs, and I couldn’t agree with it more. This applies to various areas in my life, and I don’t think it could have come at a better time.

Six little words were recently spoken to me, and they showed me exactly how far I’ve come. “You’re single because you’re too arrogant”. I’m sure that the intentions of this one sentence was to crush my soul, but instead it added fuel to this flame of mine that I like to call PERSERVERANCE.

Sometimes people have a way of trying to belittle you and diminish every shred of your confidence and all the progress that you’ve made. This only brings forth the insecurity and lack of confidence of the soul who uttered those words. Coming this far in my journey of self-improvement and peace of mind, I could never let anyone, or anything take me back to a place where self-confidence didn’t exist.

I’ve come from a dark place of depression, lack of confidence, abuse, and general unhappiness. Loving myself and not letting anyone get in the way of that has been a long time coming, and essentially has become a way of life for me so “sliding my credentials across the table” means that I will continue to demand the respect that I am due and accept nothing less.

Dimming someone else’s light has never been a part of who I am and I don’t feel that it will ever be. I felt like I had no voice for so long, and now that I have gained it, there is nothing that I will allow anyone to do or to say to me that could push me back to that place.

So whether it be a dream that you’re pursuing, a job, a relationship, or just life in general, when it gets to a point where you’re being made to feel like you need to decrease in order for someone else to increase, SLIDE YOUR CREDENTIALS ACROSS THE TABLE AND REMIND THEM EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.

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