“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
If you are struggling with the concept that you, yes you, can become great then this post is for you. Actually this post is for everyone who has, will, or are currently struggling with your self-confidence.
This current moment of self-doubt is as temporary as you allow it. And hopefully, you will encourage it to have a brief stay in your heart. There are lots of things we can do to lift our self-esteem but one in particular, I think deserves mentioning: the use of affirmations.
Affirmations are simply the act of giving yourself a pep talk. Motivational speaker Brian Tracy recently shared the post “Repeat Positive Affirmations for a Happy, Healthy Life” in which he shares his views on the routine use of affirmations. He has also created the 30 Day Affirmation Challenge.
I have chosen to participate in this challenge and I am pleased to announce I am on day 6 and it has made me a believer. After all, “A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.” – Cicero. As with all new things, consistency is key and this new practice will require you to include it in your daily schedule. That’s the beauty of the challenge, it allows you to establish a positive habit. So join me and the countless others who have accepted this challenge because “Faith in oneself is the best and safest course” – Michelangelo.