You have to understand that you, yes you, are far greater than any problem or disappointment that may be present in your life.
I don’t care who you are or what you have accomplished, we all go through disappointments in life and struggle from time to time with coming to the realization just how special we truly are. Think about it, let’s say you have a goal that you want to achieve so badly in life, but three months down the road you come to find out that you didn’t reach your mark.
What happens? You quickly rush to start blaming yourself and question your abilities and talents. You start to listen to the negative voices that keep rolling in and out of your head. Feeling powerless. Feeling like a victim instead of a victor.
What you have to understand and never lose sight of is that you have more power and control inside of you than you think you do. Some people get hit so hard from the outcomes of life that they lose complete sight of their uniqueness and wonderful talents they have been blessed with.
Failures and disappointments aren’t present to degrade our confidence and love for ourselves. It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in life. Learning how to make it “ok” to fail and mess up every now and then.
Understanding that it all is apart of the process to reach and achieve my goals and dreams in life. To become the best version of myself. You can experience so much more in life when you don’t look at disappointments and failures as some terrible mishap in life.
Just for a second, look at Abraham Lincoln. How many times did he fail over and over again before he actually was elected President Of The United States? Look at Steve Jobs. A remarkable man who went through disappointment after disappointment before he actually achieved success. And then when he achieved success, he was hit again with being fired from the company he founded!
Look at Albert Einstein. How many times did he fail over and over again before once and for all breaking through? These are three remarkable men who achieved remarkable success who all went through very difficult and tough times. What they didn’t do though is let the hits they took from life keep them down. When things went wrong, they didn’t go with them!
They never forgot how powerful and special they truly were. If you make the decision to tell yourself daily how special you are, start listing all of your unique qualities, no setback or failure will ever be able to hold you back.
Here are five ways you can start to remind yourself daily on how powerful you really are.
1.) Get in the habit of writing in a gratitude journal. When things go wrong in life and being able to sit down and start listing all you are thankful for, your happiness will be rekindled and you soon will feel a sense of accomplishment. Even small successes will keep you reminded that you have been successful in the past and that you will be successful in the present and future.
2.) Continually review and look at your long term goals. Short term disappointments are less likely to derail your well being when you pay mind to all you wish to accomplish in the future.
3.) Striving and working to dig deeper in your spirituality journey. We all have different beliefs, but working to strengthen your spirit will help reinforce how powerful you are. Whether that is going to church every Sunday, reading scripture throughout your day, or tapping into the power of meditation can help paint the positive picture of yourself.
4.) Find time to read 10-15 pages of something motivational, inspirational, or uplifting to help renew your mind and enlighten your day. Just spending 10-15 minutes a day reading uplifting material can alone take your life to the next level.
5.) A habit that has positively impacted my life is keeping a notecard filled with powerful and moving quotes to help pick me up throughout the day. Whenever I felt down or upset about something, I would take my notecard out and repeat over and over to myself the positive quotes that were written down. This habit helps to interrupt all of the negative thoughts that are trying to take control of your thinking.
You are powerful. Don’t ever lose sight of how powerful you really are. Life will knock you down and derail your path, but you don’t have to give in! Don’t let the tough times demoralize your beauty. You have a unique skill set that no one else possesses.
You are here to make a difference and make this world a better place. Just remember, you are far greater than any problem or circumstance that stands in your way!