So many of us use this word when describing what we do for a living, what we do in our day, and who we are. I am “just” a mom”. I am “just” an accountant. I am “just” *insert your position, your job, your self.
When you use the word “just” you are demeaning and belittling what you have accomplished, what you do, and most importantly who you are. When you use the word “just” you are telling others and more importantly yourself that you are not worthy and you have no value.
We have to be very considerate about the words we use, especially when we are describing ourselves. The words we use effects the way that we see ourselves and the way that others see us. The words that we use to define who we are and what value we bring have to be chosen carefully and be an accurate portrayal of how we want to be seen and how we deserve to be seen.
From this day forward, I want you to remove the word “just” from your vocabulary when you are describing yourself whether it is in reference to your job, your contribution, your value, or you. You are more than “just” anything. We have all been given talents that the world will benefit from and the world will be a better place when you can showcase those talents. The first step into showcasing those talents is to display what you do, what you have to offer, and who you are with pride. Be proud of who you are, what you have accomplished, and what you value your bring.