Confidence. Grit. Glory. Grinding. Hard work. Persistence. Conquer. Self-esteem. Failure. Not giving up. Overcoming the odds. Allowing yourself to face pain but not let it destroy you. Adaptable to change.
I think the biggest aspect that can help anyone’s life is confidence and healthy self-esteem. Be proud of yourself and engage in thinking, behavior, actions that reinforce your power. This also means be around supportive people, in supportive environments, supportive career paths + work environments, etc. You always hear people saying “Never settle”, but what does that really mean? Well, to me, it means never settling with just good enough or being treated poorly or treating yourself poorly. This life is in constant motion and so you must be also putting in the inner work daily. The best way to do that is to speak positively for yourself and act in a way that builds, strengthens, and enforces your confidence and a healthy self-esteem.
Make choices that reinforce to you that you are doing a good job and allow you to embrace self-love even more.
Here’s a habit for you to try: be confident, proud every day all day. Seriously! I don’t care if you fuck up or feel like you have “more to do”. Be proud of everything you do in one single day from the moment you wake up til the moment you go to bed and in your mind if negative thoughts come up where you begin speaking poorly to or about yourself, immediately correct it by using positive affirmations either speaking them out loud or in your mind! Try it for one day rather than speaking down about yourself. Stop trying to please everyone else first and please your damn self first. Let people think what they want to and embrace/enjoy the real connections you have in your life.
We live in a world where negativity is rewarded, gossip and blame are commonplace, and low self-esteem is reinforced. Find the good people, educate yourself, push yourself every day, pay it forward, smile, laugh, exercise, drink water, be healthy, and be fucking proud of yourself! You don’t need others approval or applause to be proud of yourself or feel confident. It starts within. It is nice to be seen by others. Everyone wants that even if they speak adamantly against it.
Be proud of yourself. It’s quite simple. Be proud of yourself in every single moment and confident even when you are going through a great deal of change or discomfort. Enjoy the wins and the good positive feelings or emotions that happen for you, but embrace the losses and uncomfortable feelings or emotions that happen for you. See that’s the thing right there — things don’t happen to you, they happen for you. It’s all about shifting your mindset.
Be proud of yourself for every little thing that you do. It doesn’t matter how others view you because the people who love you regardless won’t care. Be proud of yourself for the progress you are making in your life no matter what level you are on and keep allowing yourself to climb the ladder of life.
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