“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
I love a good quote. Let me rephrase that I LOVE a good affirmation! If I could speak in quotes I probably would (lol). I thought I was a little “strange” until the drama series Being Mary Jane aired. The post-it notes with the quotes had me like Yassss! Before I go on, let’sme take a moment and pay homage to the main character, “Mary Jane” Paul for her post-it notes. Thank you, Girl!!!
According to PositivePsychology.com, one of the key psychological theories behind positive affirmations is self-affirmation theory (Steele, 1988). There are empirical studies based on the idea that we can maintain our sense of self-integrity by telling ourselves what we believe in positive ways (https://positivepsychology.com/daily-affirmations/).
The world will try to define us by who we are, what we do, whom we are affiliated, how we look, and even where we live. We have a responsibility to ourselves not to stand in the perception of others. I do not know about you, but my mind is powerful! I can exercise that thing, especially with self-doubt. Maybe it’s just me ~ but my mind can hit me with the “I am not good enough, “I can’t do that”, “That’s not in my comfort zone”, “What would they say, if I…”, and don’t forget “Oh that doesn’t look right”.
Let me take a minute and ask what is“that” is and who are “they”. Better yet,nevermindspeak the power of “I CAN” and “I AM”. Experience led me to believe I Am a plethora of unprofitable feelings I Am Hurt, I Am Broken, I Am Depleted, I Am Indecisive, I Am Irritating, I Am a Disappointment, I Am Unimportant. My transformative I AM affirmation came to pass when I said I AM DONE. I Am Done with this self-inflicted doubt because I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13.
It was at that point that I connected with I Am Evolving. Which followed I Am a Force, I Am Power, I Am an Experience, I Am Beauty, I Am Restored, I Am Intentional, I Am Confident, I Am Abundance, I Am Greatness. Come on now, you better come through because I can do these I Am’s all day!
I challenge you to acknowledge any internal deficiency and speak elevation to it. You are your best investment, your most valuable asset, your prized possession, and your biggest cheerleader. Walking in your affirming I AM is imperative to the health of your soul and spirit. I Am Unapologetically, Kadetra!
Until we meet again remember, the possibilities are endless.
If you need a little guidance getting started check these out:
- ThinkUp (https://www.thinkup.me/affirmations/)) – great source of inspiration
- Unique Daily Affirmations (https://www.uniquedailyaffirmations.com/) – you can either visit daily to see the affirmation or set up push notifications. In addition, there is a feature in which you can record your own affirmations and upload your own photos to make it more personal.