Instead of thinking - "I did it again!" Think - "I'll catch it next time!"
Instead of thinking - "That was stupid" Think - "It's okay, next time I'll do better."
Be as kind to yourself as you would be to your best friend......
Instead of waiting for someone to rescue you or to rescue someone else Be the hero of your own life
Instead of expecting someone else to create your life Be the creator of your life
Instead of being depressed about how your life is going Be an inventor and change it
Instead of following every idea that pops into your head Be committed to one great idea
Instead of telling the same old story over and over again Be the one who tells a new story
You get to choose what your life looks like and how it goes. Remember, if the story you chose isn't going well, stay open and flexible so that you can Choose a New One!
Instead of thinking you should already know Practice Self-Acceptance
Instead of thinking you should be like the rest Practice Self-Allowance
Instead of staying stuck in not knowing Practice finding new knowledge
Instead of rethinking all that didn't work Practice envisioning what you want
Here's an exercise ~ Imagine yourself in a different role; a role that inspires you, a role that you see as strong, empowered, and capable. Practice visualizing yourself in this role. Choose someone that you already see as successful in this role, like a celebrity, or someone in your community; remember to pick someone that you look up to, someone that is strong and capable, someone that is honest and loving, someone that is making a difference in his or her community or in the world. Watch this person - see how this person carries herself, what her posture is like, how she smiles, how she communicates with others; notice how you carry yourself, how you stand, how you walk, how you smile, how you interact; notice the differences. Practice carrying yourself the way the role model you chose does. Notice how it feels in your body to walk this way, notice how it feels and looks to smile this way, notice how others respond when you communicate this way. Choose what you like about this new way of being; make adjustments to what you don't like, or to what doesn't quite feel like you. Make adjustments until you feel really good in yourself. This is one of the ways you can learn from someone who has already learned this way of being. Keep practicing and keep noticing. Keep making
adjustments so that you get more and more in touch with the creation of this new you.
The purpose of being in this human body, on this planet now, is to grow to your highest potential.