A Motivational Snack- What Do You Believe About Yourself?

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There will be people who tell you that you cannot be successful because you’re a person of color. 

There will be people who tell you that you cannot envision a life free of poverty and struggle because that’s what you were born into- it’s just the way it is for you. 

There will be people who tell you that your opportunities will be limited because you’re living authentically as a LGBTQ person. 

There will be people who tell you that you’ll never find true love because they’re comparing you against their superficial definition of beauty and you don’t size up. 

But here’s the important question you must ask yourself… 

“What do I believe about myself?” Because your answer to this question will determine who you will become. Not only that, your answer to this question will reveal whether you’ve allowed other people to answer it for you.

So often we focus on what we are not or what we believe we are lacking. And, in doing so, we’re adorning our mind with illusions of inadequacies designed to convince us that we’re not enough.

And that’s a lie. 

You, right now, are enough. Without any degrees, without any makeup, regardless of what your bank statement says, regardless of where you grew up, you are enough. And you do not have to accept the limitations that others try to impose on you. You do not have to accept their definition of success, their definition of beauty, their definition of value and worth.

But here’s the important question you must ask yourself… 

“What do I believe about myself?” Because all the power lies in the thoughts you believe about yourself.

Once you understand this, all of the opinions, all of the oppressive tactics, all of the circumstances and mistakes are rendered powerless. They can no longer hold you hostage.

So tell me, “What do you believe about yourself?” Write a list of things that you believe about yourself and read them aloud every day. When you hear something that challenges what you believe about yourself, just keep reciting your list, because what you believe, what you meditate on, is what you will ultimately become.

You have the power. 

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