Do you ever find yourself doing one–or both–of the scenarios below?
You have a great idea and you’re very excited about it. This idea causes your heart and soul to come alive and it feels as if they’re singing.
You look to others to share your excitement, to give you support and encouragement. They say they’re happy for you and they tell you to go for it, but in the next breath they ask you if you remembered to pick up lettuce for that night’s dinner….
You’ve had a great idea that you’re excited about and you’ve started pursuing it. Everything’s going well and your motivation and enthusiasm are at high levels. But then you hit a snag. The next thing you know you’re in the middle of a rough patch.
Your enthusiasm and motivation evaporate and you look to others outside of you for encouragement. They listen and they tell you that you can do it. Then in the next breath they ask you if you’re going to cook tonight or is it another night of take-out….
Your loved ones and friends want the best for you and they want to be helpful. But it’s unfair to expect them to bolster you and hold your hand and give you pep talks all the time.
You must be your own cheerleader!
Jot down a few phrases and keep them handy. When you need them, pull them out and stand in front of a mirror. With a big smile on your face and with as much enthusiasm as possible, say the statements.
Here are 12 (plus one for luck) to get you going:
I can do this!
I have what it takes!
I am in the right place at the right time doing the right things in the right way!
I am a victor!
This setback is a set up for my bright future!
I already have everything I need to achieve my destiny!
My best days are still out in front of me!
I have greatness in me!
This, too, shall pass!
I have been born to win!
I keep moving forward; I take the next step!
YES I CAN!
WooHoo! You can do it!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,