Running From It Won't Save You

Don't run from people who make you feel insecure. Become more secure.

We all have those people in our lives that we look up to for one reason or another. It's great to see others doing well, but we must stop seeking their validation as a measure of our self-worth. All of our value is equal, we just impact the world differently through our multiple personalities and strength zones. Many times, our insecurity comes from a lack of firmness or knowledge in our strength zone. Continue to spend time around those people who make you feel insecure and understand what about them makes you feel that way. Then, decide to change that unhealthy thought pattern to an opportunity for mentorship or just plain conversation in the area where you see them as an expert. Most importantly, never let anyone make you feel insecure by remembering that no person is worse or better — we just all have different strengths. Partner with others, don't envy them. Provide them with your expertise instead of wishing you had theirs. You are so valuable, intelligent, and gifted. You have no reason to feel insecure. I just wish you saw that the way I do!

Gabriella Payne builds teams and communities through inspiration and strategic confidence development. She works with universities, athletic groups, and corporations to help students and recent graduates transform their mental thought patterns by teaching new, healthier habits. She is also an advocate for healthy relationships and teaches a series called "See It Coming".

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