The Story Of Doaa
Looking at our differences as a blessing can get foggy at times, especially if your headspace is cluttered by anxiety and uncertainties. Now imagine if that fogginess is recurring because of the way the words come out, realizing and appreciating our achievements becomes difficult.
Everything starts with a thought that translates into our emotions and behaviors. This can look like avoiding certain situations and even the conversations we have with ourselves.
For people who stutter, these inner dialogs can possibly have phrases or questions like: “your voice is not worth being heard”, “if I can’t say my own name clearly, how can I say anything else?”; or whatever else it may be.
This week we are sharing the story of Doaa, who in her own words expresses the sense of freedom she feels after accepting her stutter and the role her family played to empower her through support and understanding.
I discovered that the best feature of myself is that I have been stuttering and have speech disorders since childhood, and I was treated for 13 years by a lot of support from my family, especially my father.
The biggest challenge for me was just introducing myself, with time I faced it and I faced many challenges and difficulties until this day, but I will not give up because I discovered that it is the best gift from our God. ❤️
People who stutter create a mental blueprint of themselves. This personal concept is influenced by what individuals feel to be their failures and triumphs; their strengths and shortcomings; their competency and value; and how others have reacted to them.
Their ideas, feelings, and behaviors are consistent with their self-determined identity, regardless of the truth of that picture. Personal beliefs about ourselves have more sway than facts.
Our beliefs and self-image construct the script for how we conduct our lives; they define our accomplishments.
The majority of our belief system is formed between childhood and adolescence. So, regardless of your current age, the beliefs that govern how you live your life today were primarily formed during those formative years.
Unless we examine our long-held beliefs and self-worth, that pivotal era will continue to control our current life. If we do not tackle our disempowering beliefs, they can cage us.
One other very crucial aspect of anyone’s life that can empower them is the support that they get from their loved ones. Having an ally in your journey helps build a strong foundation of how one perceives themselves,
The takeaway from Doaa’s story is that accepting and believing in yourself are the most powerful acts you can do for yourself. Empower yourself and let people in who can help empower you in your journey.
Has this left you inspired to share your own story? We’d love to hear from you, share your story through the Share Your Story link in our bio.