Everyone at some point has struggled with feelings of inadequacy and grappled with worries about not measuring up—including awarding-winning Gospel singer and entrepreneur, Kierra Sheard.
Despite winning numerous awards and heading up a popular full-figured fashion line, Eleven60, she says she’s had to identify and fight against the false belief that she isn’t good enough to succeed in her divine purpose.
Back when the Detroit native’s self-doubt was the worst, she said in a recently uploaded YouTube video, “I wasn’t big enough or mature enough to admit that it was coming from me comparing myself to other people.”
But after a while, the vocal powerhouse refused to remain in denial. She is now advising others to get truthful as well. “Let’s admit it. Let’s hold ourselves accountable and just say what it really it is. The truth will set you free,” she said.
The often repeated Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy” rings true for the 31-year-old “Flaws” songstress who admitted “it was me comparing myself to other people and seeing that things were happening and popping off for everybody else. But it’s like, okay, well, you’ve been doing this for however long, or you’ve been this committed, or you’ve put in this sacrifice, and so I started entertaining the feeling, and then it went from a feeling to a thought, and to a conversation with myself.”
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Kierra Sheard On How To Defeat Feelings Of Inadequacy And Avoid The Comparison Trap was originally published on praisecleveland.com