We ALL do it. Put another person on a pedestal because we think they deserve it. It could be a significant other or someone that we admire for their talents. Why do we put ordinary people on pedestals, giving them an unnecessary ego inflation?
It’s a perfect set-up for disappointment.
In a relationship, we put the other person on a pedestal because we don’t think we deserve them. We let our insecurities take over and created an uneven relationship where we let our life and feelings revolve around what they want. Showing a person that they are special to us is not the same as putting them up on a pedestal. A relationship is about equality and complementing each other…not reducing one person to zero while the other becomes the hero…
It’s not just relationships. I’ve done it with other people in my life who I thought were so much better because they could sing better, or act better or write better. I thought THEIR talents outdid mine and they deserved to be put on a pedestal. What I looked over was the fact that these people are already arrogant enough. Putting them on a pedestal and feeding their ego does nothing good for anyone but them. Besides, why do we do this?
Why do we undermine our abilities?
“Anything you can do, I can do better”
Why don’t we see it this way? We were all given the same brain. If we tapped into just 1/3 of our potential, ALL of us can do great things.
Sure, not everyone can paint…and certainly not everyone can sing…but that doesn’t mean we have to put these people on a higher plane just because they were born with that talent. They could be the greatest singer but they may have the worst character in the world. Why don’t we ever recognize our own potential?
We need to stop setting ourselves up for disappointment by putting undeserving people on pedestals. No one should ever be put on a pedestal because they have one talent…or they pretend like they have a talent. I’m tired of arrogant, no good jackasses making others feel like shit because they are just so full of themselves…and we don’t help by feeding into that ego that’s already huge.
Recognize your own potential.
DO something about it.
You can admire but never raise others up higher than they deserve.
You are just as good as anybody else if you just put your heart and soul into it.
Don’t give anyone else the upper hand on your soul…because the wounds get too deep and we get too jaded too soon.
I want you to tell me ONE thing you wish you could do…or one goal you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years…
Is there something you wish you would’ve done in the past? WHY DIDN’T YOU? Where have all our potential gone?