Apparently it’s reasonably common with BPD and goes hand-in-hand with all that low self-esteem, constant embarrassment and what-have-you. In our black&white world, achievements are but fleeting moments and we “know” things will go badly before too long. Besides, it was just a fluke anyway. Or it was “supposed” to go that well. Or “I fluffed one line”.
I know people without BPD feel this way too, but I can only talk about it from my own perspective (and, as we all know, it’s a pretty warped perspective at times!). Whatever the cause, it’s better for us if we try to notice the habit and then stop it.
So – here are my achievements for this week (haven’t had a list for a while; any excuse!)
When you stop to think about it, you’ll discover you’ve achieved quite a lot. I know that it’s easy to write a list but hard to feel the achievements in any meaningful way…but it’s a start. Recognise what you do well and be happy with that.
To finish, I’d like to post a massive CONGRATULATIONS to all the Space Academy team. We may have a small turn-out but I’d say we’re achieving what we set out to do. Special mention to the rest of the cast for their fantastic efforts.