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Jul 20

5 Positive Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence

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Practice positive affirmations to keep yourself motivated

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”
― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

 

Positive Affirmation

We each have our down times every now and then.  You may be coming off a failed relationship, your credit card bills may be piling up in front of your face or someone may have hurt your feelings.  Whatever the reason is, it is all but normal to feel lonely or depressed.  We all go through that.  The problem with going through these negative emotions is that we tend to stay in them for a longer period of time, often times longer than we should be.

I should know because I was this person and I can honestly say that sometimes, I still am this person.  One of the things I learned in writing about personal development is that getting out of the “funk” so to speak, all depends on the person himself.  You should look for ways to keep yourself up and stay motivated for as long as you can.

There are several ways of doing this.  You can read motivational books, seek the counsel of loved ones, listen to motivational messages, or make positive affirmations.  Affirmation refers to the practice of positive thinking with the belief that a positive mental attitude will help us achieve success in anything we set out for.  These are simple statements written in the present tense that we tell ourselves repetitiously.  Some even have them in writing to serve as constant reminder.

Here are 5 positive affirmations you should always remind yourself:

 

It’s okay to fail

One of the best areas of your life to have positive affirmations for is failure.  We feel disappointed every time something does not go the way we planned and this disappointment, if not taken care of immediately, can escalate to depression.  Instead of treating failure as a result, think of it as a process.

Have the mindset that failure is sometimes necessary for us to achieve success because it is in failure that we learn from our mistakes.  It should not keep us down but instead, give us the motivation to do better next time.  To pick ourselves up and try again until we reach our goal.

Remember what the great Zig Ziglar said: “Failure is not a person.  It’s an event.”

 

You are good enough

Don’t ever let other people’s words put you down.  Some of us get traumatized whenever we hear other people, or even our loved ones, give a negative assessment of who we are in their view which is why we need this positive affirmation regularly.

If someone tells you you’re not fit for the job or you’re not up to the task, don’t take it personally.  People are entitled to their own opinions and as a recipient of criticism, you should have the grace and class to accept them but don’t ever believe that you are what they say you are.

You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone so don’t let people’s judgment keep you from being happy.  Like what I said in a previous blog post, you don’t owe anyone an explanation.

 

Your past does not define you

None of us is perfect and this makes us human.  Whatever mistakes we have done in the past should not continue to haunt us in the present.  Everyone is capable of change.  Everyone has the chance for redemption and this will only be achievable if you will stop living in the past and if you will begin to forgive yourself from past shortcomings.

You should also stop paying much attention to labels.  Whatever people labeled you with in the past, should not define who you are now so the next time an old neighbor calls you Fat Fred, just smile and work on being Healthy Fred instead.  It’s never too late to change and work on improving yourself.

 

Difficulties are temporary

We can’t help but feel worried when faced with a difficult situation.  We get worried if we can ever come out of this situation and if we will be able to recover.  The good news is, IT IS POSSIBLE to come out of these situations and IT IS POSSIBLE to recover but before that can happen, you need to accept the situation you are in first.

You need to acknowledge that you are where you are because of your actions and that you also have the power to get yourself out of such situation so the next time you open that credit card bill to see the amount of debt you have to settle, don’t get depressed.  If other people can recover and come out richer from debt, you can too.  Keep holding on to hope.  As long as you have hope, nothing is impossible.

 

Your are responsible for your happiness

Another positive affirmation we need to have is with regard to happiness.  We all have this notion that our happiness depends on other people or the events that happen in our lives.  We think that happiness is something that will come to us and fall in our laps at the right time.  What we fail to realize is happiness depends on us, and us alone.  We dictate what makes us happy which means we can be happy even if the situation we are in doesn’t seem to agree.

Problem is a part of life.  Everyone has problems but not everyone is miserable in having one.  Always keep a positive mindset no matter what the situation is.

Tim Hansel once quoted, “Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.  We cannot avoid pain but we can avoid joy.”

 

What do you tell yourself when faced with a difficult situation?  Do you have positive affirmations of your own that you go to in such times?

I would love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment or feedback below.   I would love to discuss what you have to say with our other readers.

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Noel Rosos

About Noel Rosos

Noel is a husband, father, author, performance coach and self-proclaimed FAILUROLOGIST who helps business owners and struggling individuals convert their failures into opportunities through inspiring blog posts, life-changing books and exceptional one-on-one coaching sessions

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