Feb 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

There are times when we believe in everything and everyone but ourselves.  We seem to be in a constant search for mentors and role models.

When we make mistakes in our lives, the most brutal beating we take is the one we inflict upon ourselves.   We count ourselves out before the referee has even blown the whistle!

I have always believed that we hold the power and light within ourselves to create whatever we need in order to be happy and healthy in our lives.  It may not be easy to become who you really are because it can mean developing a whole new set of responses to life.  

Many of us choose to stay where we are – to be content with the way things are.  We know deep down we would be happier if we took some risks, but we don’t for fear of failure.  We can find ourselves stuck in that “never-quite-making-it space” that we have convinced ourselves we are comfortable in.  

There is no question there are difficult moments ahead.  You could very well be affected physically, emotionally and financially if you take the risk.  But, for those who are willing to accept the responsibility, they will find the rewards to be endless.

You will find yourself experiencing peace, freedom, comfort and satisfaction.  You will also find love and acceptance.  I have ultimately found that life happens through me, not to me.  There is a big difference.  

Imagine yourself as a confident person – free from self-doubt.  Hold this image close to you each and every day until it sinks into your very spirit.  Whenever negative thoughts about yourself enter your mind, erase them immediately.  

Confidence will become a way of life for you.  You will find you have unlimited potential within yourself. When you wake each morning, get a clear picture of a self-image in your mind.  Know what you want to accomplish.  

Engrave it on your heart.  You will begin to believe in yourself when you look back and look at your achievements and accomplishments.  

Don’t concentrate on what you have yet to do; focus on your triumphs that you have enjoyed. You deserve to applaud and acknowledge yourself for following through with the goals you set.  

When you take the time to acknowledge your success in each and every phase of your life, you build confidence in your abilities.   All you have to do is believe in yourself.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

Franklin D. Roosevelt