Not You? Than Who? 

The definition of self-assurance is, “Confidence in one’s abilities or character.” Woooo! I have confidence in my abilities and my character. Right? I hope many do but simply put…We don’t! How many times have you told yourself, You can’t! There are too many NOTS in our own thinking! We are NOT productive as we like or think we should be. We are NOT as educated as we should be. We are NOT as healthy and fit as we should be. We are NOT as motivated as we should be. We are NOT living our life as our neighbors. We are NOT the perfect partner. We are NOT the perfect parent. Should I go on?

The problem is the consistency we have talking to ourselves. It seems to be a constant NOT when it should be a constant YES! We talk ourselves out of something before we even try or put forth the effort. Our creativity levels drop and then we have no motivation left. We describe ourselves as NOT good enough in different ways daily!

If we can’t give ourselves a chance how can we expect others to give us the same chance? Now if we don’t have a medical degree we can’t be a doctor until we get that degree. There is some instances that we can’t do till we reach a certain level. That is understood and a given. However, it’s not out of reach. If you want it than take it! Work for it! Dream it! Done!  “YOUR EXPERIENCE DOESN’T DEFINE YOU AS MUCH AS YOUR MIND DOES,” (A.BAZZETT).

It is a powerful quote if you think about it. Your life, work,or educational experience has no control over you, like the power of your own mind. This world is made up of failing over and over again till the right answer comes. We hear it all the time but can’t accept failure as part of our own progress.  The only magic power you have is your mind. Create your life with self-assurance, confidence, and perseverance. You can do it! It is done all the time!

Stop rating yourself on someone else’s success. You have your ability to be successful in your own way. Rather it’s being the perfect stay-at-home parent or the perfect CEO of your own company. You have the self-assurance you need. Just believe in yourself and others will to! Don’t forget to remind yourself today: YOU ARE AWESOME! YOU ARE INTELLIGENT! YOU HAVE ALL THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE DAILY TASKS! YOU ARE YOU AND BE GOOD AT IT!