Sunday, November 14, 2010

14. Ignore Doubters, Even When They're In Your Own Head

My first thought is don't ignore them - As believe it not I am a very cautious person as are my children - even my long suffering husband is ultra cautious.  We all listen to the doubt in our heads.

The kids do not climb that tree (until they know it inside out)the branch may brake.

I was cautious to write a blog my writing is not as good as my in-laws,  my photo's are not as good as...., my craft could be better get the picture. 

My husband could easily write a book but is paralysed with a mixture of fear and procrastination.

We family listen to voices loud and clear whilst they offer resistance they offer comfort and protection as well.

However - we have lived all over the world - where were the voices then - we threw caution to the wind and had a third baby despite all medical and non medical recommendations not to.  So perhaps I am not as cautious as I think????

Here is the other thing I have been working for two wonderful women who have become advocates for mental health care - when I first read this point I immediately thought of the amazing people I have met with severe depression and mental health issues who can not get rid of the voices and doubters in their head and in fact this is a symptom they should seek immediate attention for.

So where has this diatribe lead me - if I had of listened I would not have this - my Sarah Ruth Turner - I am thankful we ignored the doubters cause I am a Queen as I have the three best kiddo's in the world (of course they do not include yours cause we all have the best kiddo's)  


  1. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

    In the book, 'Eat, Love, Pray' the author Elizabeth Gilbert meets a medicine man in Ubud, Bali.
    He gives her a painting which depicts a person with four feet planted firmly on the earth and instead of a head there is a giant eye sitting over the heart.
    The medicine man tells Liz to live with her feet planted firmly on the ground but to see the world through her heart rather than spending so much time in her head.

    It sounds to me like you could have given the same advice as the path that you have chosen over and over shows.

    Big hugs to you,

    Felicity x

  2. Ing - I hear you love. We all have moments when we wonder what the HELL are we doing?! And kids jolly well bring out all our paranoias - but you cant possibly be doing a crap job - look at how wonderful your babies are? Next time you have a moment of self doubt smack yourself upside your head and say 'Get over yourself - look at how amazing your life is' and then go in peace.

    I think you're bloody fantastic anyway and really, that's what counts *snigger*