I have now realized that the biggest obstacle to my success, was me and my thoughts. I had to stop thinking that past events were my fault or that I even had complete control over everything and every situation. As you are reading this, you may be feeling the same way and saying, “but if I had just <fill in the blank> or I should not have <fill in the blank> or this is always happening to me because.....” STOP DOING THAT IMMEDIATELY!
It may be hard, but you have to start replacing those sentiments with ideas of what you are going to do next. Say positive affirmations to yourself, “I am going to excel in school”. “I am going to get a scholarship so that I can make myself better”. I will continue to voice my opinion, even if the person next to me does not like what I say”. Speak in the affirmative. Speak in the terms of “I”. Speak in the way that makes things better for you.
Develop your affirmation statements by answering these questions:
I had to learn that I could only control my actions, my words and my thoughts. Like I said, it is hard to do, but I have gotten better over time. I have come to realize that I am “good enough.” With this realization, my confidence has grown. I know that I have had bad things happen to me, like breast cancer. But instead of focusing on losing my hair due to chemotherapy, I made positive affirmations and said that once this is over I will take better care of my new hair when it grows in.
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