Hope you are keeping well on this chili winter’s day.  Winter is fast approaching and feeling the change in the air and temperature, it is a reminder that we have all we need within us and around us, yet we do not always know how to access it and use to our advantage.  We have formed various “beliefs” about many things throughout our lives and these believes repeated often shape us, they influence how we think, what we think, how we behave and also reflect in the choices we make.

In short our experiences are shaped by our thinking. Even obstacles have value when you can see it.  For everything we go through there may not always be a reason but there surely is a lesson!

You can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of any situation you may face.

Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking and positive reframing.

Empowering Beliefs to Make You Smile

  1. I understand my potential. You can achieve amazing results when you put your mind to it. Feel excited about reaching your true potential.  Get clear and very detailed about what you want to achieve.  This way you can notice and understand just what it is.
  2. I count my blessings. List each thing that you are grateful for. Remember to include the smaller items, like warm socks or tart cranberries. Expressing your appreciation reminds you of how rich your life really is.  It’s the small things that make the big things I say 😊.
  3. I learn from mistakes. You can make setbacks work for you by focusing on the lessons that they contain. Flubbing one job interview can teach you how to ace the next one.
  4. I find meaning in adversity. Tough times can be the most rewarding phase of your life. Know that you can emerge from any challenge with greater wisdom and courage. Look back at the obstacles you’ve already overcome, and know you can handle what’s ahead. 
  5. I embrace change. Accept that life is a series of changes. Focus on the present moment, and prepare yourself to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way.
  6. I dream big. Expand your wish list. Setting demanding but attainable goals gives you adventures to look forward to each day.  Break down each big goal into smaller goals to keep yourself on track and motivated.
  7. I practice forgiveness. Lighten your load by clearing away any resentment you’re holding onto from the past. Set reasonable boundaries while you respond with compassion when others disappoint you. Pardon yourself too.
  8. I give generously. Sharing your blessings makes you more powerful and joyful. Volunteer in your community and speak kindly to each person you meet today. Buy coffee for your co-workers or give your receptionist a flower.

Empowering Beliefs to Make You Thrive

  1. I take responsibility. You are in charge of your life. Hold yourself accountable for the outcomes you create. Celebrate the fact that you have the power to determine your own future.  No one is responsible for your life but you.
  2. I apply effort. Figure out your definition of success so you know what is worth working for. Get clear on what you want for your life and work towards that.  When we are not clear or focused we waste our time on effort on things that won’t get us where we need or want to go.  Give yourself credit when you’re making progress rather than comparing yourself to others.
  3. I leverage my strengths. You have your own individual strengths that you can draw on. Figure out what you’re good at and what you want to do. Let that knowledge guide your choices.
  4. I listen to feedback. Ask for feedback so you can enhance your performance and show others that you respect their point of view. You grow faster when you gather solid input that you can translate into action.  Also remember – when we fail, it’s not failure, it’s feedback.  There is no such thing as failure, failure is a made up word.  The real meaning of failure is redirect.
  5. I ask for help. Expand your capabilities by building a sturdy support network. Carpool with other parents. Divide up household chores with your spouse and children.  When we share life, life shares with us and helps us.
  6. I connect with others. Moral support counts too. Surround yourself with loving and encouraging family and friends. Participate actively in your faith and community. Join a club with members who share your interest in solar power or badminton.  We become like the 5 people we spend the most time with, so choose carefully.
  • I recognize opportunities. Stay alert for promising openings. You may meet a new friend while you’re standing in line to buy your morning coffee.  Be open to receive and life will shower you with unexpected opportunities.
  • I try new things. Be open to experimentation. Go kayaking one weekend instead of playing tennis. Bake your own bread or knit a scarf. You may discover hidden talents.  You will never discover unless you are willing to put yourself out there.

An upbeat attitude increases your happiness and productivity. Question your old assumptions so you can replace them with a new sense of certainty about yourself and your future. Adopt empowering beliefs that build up your confidence and prepare you for greater success. Start today. You’ll be glad you did!

Life is abundant in wisdom and a mind field of untapped potential and opportunity, all it asks of you is to open yourself up and receive.

Wishing you all a beautiful week.