“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
We are human beings so it is normal to feel inferior to other people from time to time However, if you regularly feel ‘ less than‘ other people on a daily basis, it may be time to clear out some old negative beliefs and mouldy old thought patterns.
With the growth of Social media, it has become so easy to fall into the bad habit of comparing ourselves unfavourably to other people. This can show up in the fact that we may feel not as attractive, intelligent, slim, rich, popular or good enough as other people.
Feeling Inferior to other People does not Feel Good.
When you feel inferior to other people, it doesn’t feel good emotionally. It is almost like you are wearing a big black dark cloak over your personality, ashamed of who you are. Our minds also play tricks on us, convincing us that other people also see perceive us as being inferior. As a result, we also start to expect that other people see us in a negative light.
The truth is that we are all equal. It is only our beliefs that set us apart. If you believe your are good enough, you will be good enough. If you believe you are inferior to other people, you will both act inferior, plus attract people into your life who make you feel inferior. Remember, life is like a photocopier. Whatever you believe about yourself, you will experience in your life.
Here are some quick tips to help you let go of feeling inferior
- Remember, we are all created equal. Ok, there will be people on this earth who may be more attractive or slimmer than you but don’t downgrade yourself – this doesn’t make them better than you. It just makes them different.
- Choose to let go of unworthiness and worthiness. They are just old mouldy thoughts and patterns. They simply are not true. You really are as good as anyone else. Don’t put other people on a pedestal.
- If you experience feelings of inferiority, stop and acknowledge that this is just an old thought pattern. It is just SPAM and it simply is not true. Soothe yourself downstream by reaching for a soothing word or words of encouragement that will help you feel better.
- Write a list of all the things you have accomplished in your life and focus on your own accomplishments, rather than those of other people.
Life Coaching Northamptonshire
Lisa Phillips is the founder of Amazing Coaching. Formally based in Sydney, Australia, Lisa has over 20 years experience. She has won four international awards for her leading edge coaching techniques.
Lisa works with clients from her office in Northamptonshire. She also provides online Life Coaching to her many clients around the world. She is also a qualified Counsellor, Career Coach and Law of Attraction Coach.
Her expertise in Confidence and Self Esteem is regularly featured in the media.