“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”
~Honore de Balzac
The last couple of weeks have been challenging to say the least.
A couple of projects that I worked very hard at did not get the green light. These are the times when you question yourself, when you doubt your power.
I have always treated this blog very personally. I also know that when I am going through something like this, someone else might be experiencing a valley as well. And if find a little ray of light, a thought that might get me through a hurdle, then I should share it with my readers.
Les Brown has been an inspiring teacher in my life for a very long time because of his message of pushing forward and believing in yourself, so I wanted to share a couple of quotes that resonated with me recently.
When are you going to live your own life? It’s been said that most people die at age 25, but don’t get buried until age 65. Are you living a dead life? Many people exist with their real lives on hold. Don’t deprive the world of experiencing the real you! Release your talents, use your abilities, and live with a spirit of adventure and boldness. Create a life where you make a difference, and leave your mark.
You have GREATNESS within you! Express it!
Perhaps some things don’t go according to plan. When one door closes, kick another one open, I say! Iyanla Vanzant (another favorite teacher) says:
In the midst of your most difficult and challenging experience, remember – you are growing. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself time to examine, question, and explore the principles at work and the emotions you are experiencing. Give yourself permission to fall, to get up and to do better next time. Life does whatever is necessary to mold us into shape and prepare us for greatness. It does not always look or feel this way. Instead, what we experience in life seems difficult, painful, unnecessary.
When we truly recognize that there is a master plan, we can welcome any tool that comes to prepare us to behold our perfect place.
Stop believing the negative thoughts that say You can’t do it. You’ll never be good enough. You’re going to fail, or “that opportunity was the last Coca-Cola in the desert.”
Keep going, push forward, perhaps there is another way to get your project off the ground… DON’T GIVE UP!
Keep the faith…that the best is yet to come. Keep the faith that the next extraordinary version of you is being crafted even now…
that nothing can deter you from keeping your commitment to achieving your goals set for today…that you can better your best! Keep the faith. Move forward in spite of your fears and despite any evidence to the contrary.
Believe that IT’S POSSIBLE!!
Every day you get 24 hours to start anew; what are you going to do with that time?
Perhaps it is time to look back at what has worked for you, the things you’ve accomplished in the past. Recall your successes and stop doubting your power.
Don’t waste one more minute in defeat, procrastination and self doubt… It is time try again!
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?