We are kind and compassionate to other people, but we beat ourselves up. Why do we do this?
Why do we treat ourselves in such horrible ways?
I’m not good enough.
I knew I’d fail..
I don’t deserve this.
Does this sound familiar?
Everyday, we give ourselves such negative feedback when we could have been that friend who pats us in the back saying you did great today.
If we were given the same whiteboard and pen, we would rate ourselves low, I bet.
We’d even willingly say why..
A Plus released a video of people rating their own success, and had their loved ones rate them, as well.
“We had people rate their success on a scale of 1 to 10. But when we asked their loved ones to do the same, their answers told a different story.” – A Plus
This uplifting video was uploaded on September 1, 2015. In just three days, the video has gone viral, having more than 1.8 Million views.
Hopefully, this social experiment will be able to convince us enough to love ourselves better.. or to look at success differently
“We have a tendency to feel like we’re not as good or smart or successful as we’d like to be. But if we tuned out our own self-doubt and saw ourselves through someone else’s opinion of us, we might find that we’re doing better than we thought we were,” A Plus Producer Jordan Zaslow told BuzzFeed.
Point is, the only monsters we need to kill are right inside our heads.