Member Since: 09/09/07
Last Login: 09/04/09
Program Progress: Day 22
Asa Lucas Berlin III's Participating:
You are doing your Tools exercises, right?
And you are working on looking at and accepting who you are.
And you are looking at making some important changes in your behavior.
So...that's all good.
P.S. I've read that a lot of introverts choose theatre. It's an opportunity to step out of the usual discomfort and become someone else, who IS comfortable, or looks like it.
Ok, my first thought is be careful of the self talk. What you say to yourself will bring things into reality.
This can be a GREAT thing or a really damaging thing.
"Granted, I'm not here in Grad School to make friends... however, 90% of the jobs out there are given to people by their FRIENDS... therefore, I have no chance of getting a job outside of college, because truth be told, I have no friends."
Interpretation based on self talk:
I'm not here to make friends. Reality you are creating - you won't make any friends.
90% of jobs are given to people by their friends. Reality you are creating - you won't find a job.
Because truth be told, I have no friends - Reality you are creating - you have no friends.
I'm only telling you this to help.
Here is positive self talk.
"I am surrounded by people that like and enjoy being around me. I know that I'm attracting the right circumstances and settings to really enjoy being with my friends.
I like myself. People recognize my talent and therefore I have ample amount of job opportunities to select from.
Life is good. I like myself and I have friends that like who I am and want what is best for me."
Hope this helps!
You're not alone
I think you're very brave for confronting your fears the way you are with your therapist, and with your profession. I know that your focus on improving your life will give you positive results! thanks for sharing
wow this really struck me. i can really relate to how you feel. i've had a hard time accepting myself as an introvert since i have started my carreer. and have always felt like an outcast, it's nice to know there is a positive alternative to this way of thinking. thanks for posting this.