Ally Palmer writes:
- Everyone’s a work in progress: Nobody’s perfect including yourself so stop putting so much pressure on yourself to be so.
- You have unique strengths: There’s a quality you have right now that someone else wishes they had. Stop focusing on what you don’t have and make the best of what you do.
- Your strength lies in your ability to be okay with your weaknesses: We don’t have to be ashamed of our weaknesses. We’re human, we all have them. When you simply accept that you have weaknesses, you can stop spending so much energy trying to hide them.
- You are your own worst critic: We tend magnify our weaknesses and downplay our strengths. Strive to have a more balanced view.
- Believing you are worthy is the only thing that keeps you from feeling wholehearted: Brene Brown, author and researcher found that the one difference between people who feel unworthy and those that live “wholeheartedly” is the belief that they are worthy.
- You can choose what you believe: You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control your thoughts. Change your perspective and choose thoughts that feel good.
- You can choose what actions you take: Once again, you can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you react or even better how you act in the face of fear, doubt and insecurity.
- You can help someone feel better with a kind word, a hug, or even just a smile and that is powerful.
- You are not here to impress anyone.
- You can’t argue with Billy Joel and Bruno Mars and each of their songs, “Just the Way You Are”