What are your first thoughts when you think about yourself, are they thoughts of criticism and shortcomings or are they good thoughts? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said out loud, ‘girl, you look good, you are beautiful and gorgeous’, when was the last time you complimented yourself, you may think, why does it matter, and that is where you are wrong, these things matter a great deal because your perception of you goes a long way to affect who you are and how you react to people

When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. – Norman Vincent Peale

There are so many benefits of believing in yourself, and the first is gaining self confidence, which in turn affects everything else about you. Have you met some people to whom people automatically gravitate to, it isn’t because of what they have or what they look like but it is because of who they are, who they are, pull others to them. I have heard people say many times the reason they love a person is because of who they are, because of their smiles and laughter, their warmth etc, these are attributes that attract people to you, people don’t want to be around people who criticise them and point out their faults, they love to be around people who bring out the best in them. It is amazing how a compliment, a kind word, a warm smile make people go the extra mile. All these attributes reflect who you are on the inside, if you criticise yourself and find faults with you, soon you will begin to do that to others around you. We are built to thrive and bloom in a positive and loving environment, you may have heard it said that love is the greatest force, it is not a cliche, it is a fact. When everything is good with you, everything is good with the world, because you see the world through your perceptions and your thoughts.

Your attitude determines your altitude, live as the wonder that you are and live it with class and zazz.

Live your life boldly, you are different and unique, therefore celebrate that uniqueness, don’t try to Blend into the background

Live your life with joy and happiness and with excitement, happiness is a choice, it is not dependent on your circumstances but on your choices, what choices do you make when you wake up in the morning? You are responsible for your life and for your happiness

      “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

 Les Brown quote

So show up for your life, it is so easy to get distracted by challenges that you actually forget to live your life. On the other hand, there are those who live other people’s lives, their lives are shaped by the thoughts, opinions and expectations of others, there is so much in you to discover, why spend the time living someone else’s life when you can be living yours.