Dare Each Day to Be the Amazing Person You Are

You are a gift and it’s about time you know it

Authentic Art
5 min readDec 14, 2021
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I can hear you saying to yourself: Who me? I’m ok, I have some nice qualities, but there’s no way I’d describe myself as a gift.

If you’re one of the many who don’t appreciate how special you are, I wrote this article to shake up your belief system.

Yes, you are a gift. If you’re not yet ready to fully buy into that notion, I encourage you to at least open up your mind to the possibility.

Why You May Not Appreciate How Special You Are

Here are two typical reasons:

Reason #1: You have an active critical inner voice

That voice is constantly monitoring your actions and words. Its fine-tuned radar picks up on the slightest little thing you may have done wrong and turns it into a character assassination — as evidence you’re not enough.

Your harsh inner voice likely came about when you were a kid, as a product of how critically your parents spoke to you.

They may have criticized you for as small a thing as getting some spaghetti sauce on your shirt when you were eating dinner. And your dad shamed you by saying: What the hell is wrong with you. Can’t you eat like



Authentic Art

Top writer in self-growth and inner child. I love to write because it gets me in touch with myself. Hopefully, it’s also helpful to others. So far, so good!