I am not sure about you but I grew up being constantly looked down on by my family, teachers and friends.
I failed all my subjects in school, I could not socialise, I had low self-esteem and not many people wanted to be friends with me.
It does leave scars or memories that I can never forget and these scars served as a reminder that life is more than just about proving others wrong.
After I managed to raise myself through personal growth, you can read my journey here. I realise that most of us have had experience being looked down on. I’ve met so many bright individuals who went to top universities, who are on the Dean’s list and yet they are constantly being looked down on by others, it’s as if their qualifications did not matter.
You can also see how many famous people be it politicians, activists, talented artists, religious teachers and more being looked down on and so many more. You cannot avoid or stop others from belittling you in your life.
There is a different between disagreement and looking down on others.
To excel in life does not mean that you will be freed from people thinking of you as lesser than them. As long as you show up and people know of your existence there would be some of those who were not happy with what you do or how you show up.
Sometimes it’s because of our past mistakes, how we dress or how we look, sometimes it could be the colour of our skin or how we speak and sometimes some may not like how we sound. There’s always some reason why others may not like you and look down on you.
Great news! There would be many who would support you if you know where to find them, such as support groups or groups that have common interests. In my case my love for personal growth.
Over the years, I’ve developed my self-esteem and it has helped me not feel inferior to others who may be looking down on me. What’s kept me going is I focus on my strength and those whom I can support. The truth is, there is so much to learn and discover about life and ourselves, it’s a journey and it’s ongoing as long as we are alive. I am also aware each time when I was the one that looked down on others and that person simply rose above and became awe-inspiring to me. That’s happened too. Since that incident, I learnt to appreciate every single person because each person that comes into our lives brings about valuable lessons for us to learn from.
I invite you to cherish life as it is now and embrace all your imperfections. What you don’t have now does not mean that you are not good enough.
You matter and that’s why you are here. All there is to do is find your purpose and dampen the noise of those who got nothing encouraging to say or contribute to getting to where you aspire to be.
Do book a discovery call if you would like to explore how I can support you in your journey called life with self-mastery.