You embody your thoughts and the story you tell yourself, so it’s important to remind yourself of these 10 things every day and make them part of your personal narrative!
There is power in the mind and there is power in what you say.
The truth is, no one can bring you down unless you allow them to, and other people’s opinions of you don’t count for anything (unless you let them).
Affirmations play an important role in shaping how think about ourselves, how we live life every day, and who we will become.
What you tell yourself in the mirror every morning when you wake up is the only thing that counts.
Keep reading to discover the 10 things you should remind yourself daily in order to stay happy, positive, confident, and live your best life!
#1. Remind yourself that you are enough
This one needs to be stressed.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
Repeat it to yourself daily.
There is nobody and nothing in the entire world that can complete you.
You have got to realize that all you ever need to overcome and thrive…lies within you.
Don’t go seeking validation from elsewhere.
Instead, look inside yourself.
Look how far you’ve come, all you’ve been through, and yet you are still standing strong.
Let that motivate each day to be better than yesterday.
Let it give you the power to give yourself grace, forgive yourself, and summon strength when you need it.
#2. You are unique
You are one-of-a-kind!
That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
No one can take your place, and you can’t take anyone’s place.
Spend time watering your grass; no need to check whether your neighbor’s grass is greener or not.
The world today has so many copies, so many impersonators, and so many people getting up each day and putting on facades.
Social media makes it seem as if XYZ has it all (i.e. look at the cars, look at their amazing families; they always go on fancy holidays to Monaco, Singapore, etc…).
But the truth is that these material things do not bring satisfaction, they do not amount to happiness.
They are just the results of success.
True happiness comes from knowing who you are and living it every day.
Each of us was made with unique abilities and the world needs that.
The world needs your touch…so learn to embrace who you are.
Embrace your uniqueness; it is your selling point.
#3. Do not settle for less
You were born extraordinary (and these are not just sweet words to make you feel good).
It is the truth – but it will never become a reality in your life until you believe it to be so.
You should have standards.
It is important you remind yourself every day that “I’m not going settle for less than…I am going to keep working and stay focused until I reach my goal.
Even then I’ll keep working…because success is a journey, not a destination”.
So wake up each day and tell yourself “I will not settle for less today in my spiritual walk, academics, workplace, business, finances, health, relationships, etc.”
#4. Remind yourself that you can do it!
Remind yourself that it is possible.
Like the Nike slogan says ‘Just do it.’
Just take that first step, just make that cold call, just send that letter, and just apply for that college/company.
Trying is always worth it.
Impossible is just a word – and even the letters spell out ‘I’m possible.’
Act like that, dress like that, think the part, and believe the part.
Surround yourself with people who lift you up, and who challenge you to be a better you each day.
Do not give up!
Keep striving even when you fail.
Get back up, and try harder.
Fall down seven times, get back on the eighth!
There is absolutely nothing in this world you can’t accomplish when set your mind to it and believe in yourself.
It is one thing to try and it is another to remain dedicated, to remain committed against all odds.
#5. You are blessed
Nothing can be compared to the spirit of gratitude.
Often, the hustle and bustle of life can blind us to how blessed we are.
It stops us from appreciating things like having a roof over our heads, family and friends who love us, that we’re healthy, etc.
There is so much to be thankful for, you just have to open your eyes and consider the little things you often overlook.
Someone out there is wishing they had the life you have…
#6. You will have bad days
This point is gradually beginning to register in my head, slowly but surely.
That is life – the high times and the low times.
Some days are amazing – you get that call, you get that client or that promotion, you get a good grade or you pass a test, etc.
On other days…seemingly nothing good happens.
But what matters most is your attitude during the low times.
It is often during these times that true character is manifested.
Do you choose to remain grateful or do you give in and complain?
You have the choice of focusing on the positive or seeing the negative in every situation.
What do you choose to see?
#7. Remind yourself to do you!
So simple, so cliché, yet so true.
Do what makes you happy.
Trust that gut feeling.
Follow your instincts no matter what the crowd is doing or what people are saying.
There are so many voices around; so many opinions and background noise.
Stay true to who you are.
#8. Be yourself
This is such an important thing to remind yourself of all the time.
We have our mentors, celebrities, role models, and so many people to emulate – but they can never be you.
Nobody can be you.
True glory comes when you can just be yourself…you don’t have to do what the Joneses are doing or buy what Mrs. So-and-So is buying just to follow the crowd.
Stick to your values.
Let people know the real you: you as a man or woman of integrity.
They might not tell you this, but they will respect you.
Remember, you are always being watched.
#9. You are not like XYZ
We often tend to compare ourselves to other people: compare our lives, experiences, and material possessions (i.e. comparing our ‘behind the scenes’ with someone else’s highlight reel).
The truth is, no one has it all.
This is something I have been reminding myself of lately.
Everyone is going through their own ‘hullaballoo.’
Do not envy anyone, just appreciate your journey and trust the process.
#10. It is going to be okay
Everything is going to work out well.
The money will come, the job/business idea will come, your spouse will come, true friends will come…all in their own season.
Your current situation is only temporary.
Everything has a beginning and an end.
I want you to know that everything going on in your life right now is for a purpose, nothing happens by chance.
It is all working together for the greater good – all to shape you into the man or woman you were meant to be.
One last thing…you’ve got this!
What are the other things you remind yourself of daily?
Are there other things you remind yourself of daily?
What affirmations work for you?
We would love to know, so please write your thoughts below in the comment section.
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