Believing in ourselves, becomes the most important accomplishment in our lives. It takes a long time and we have to cross many difficult rivers and paths - face many challenges, fight many battles; but WE CAN DO IT! Let's start by accepting ourselves with our shortcomings; by accepting the fact that we are not perfect -that we have our limitations- but we also have some great qualities and talents and a great capacity to LEARN. Yes, it's harder when we don't have supportive parents, teachers and friends, when we carry a lot of baggage from the past with us. But if we persevere, if we don't give up and learn to become strong and believe that we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to do, we will get there. The trick is to BELIEVE in our potential and to do positive things with our lives - to become creators and builders and not destroyers! (check the section "Take Control of Your Life"). Learn to love and appreciate who you are and you will learn to believe in YOU.
This is one of my favorite poems and I want to share it with you. Read it many times and believe in these words; they can truly change your life and make you feel good:
Always Believe in Yourself
Get to know yourself ~
what you can do
and what you cannot do ~
for only you can make your
life happy ...
Believe that by working
learning and achieving
you can reach your goals
and be successful
Believe in your own creativity
as a means of expressing
your true feelings
Believe in appreciating life
Be sure to have fun every day
and to enjoy
the beauty in the world
Believe in LOVE
Love your friends
and your life
Believe in your dreams
and your dreams can become
~ Susan Polis Schutz
(c) 1994 by Stephen Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz*
(She has written some beautiful books with great poems about love, relationships, dreams, peace, etc., please check www.SPS.com)
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. With a humble and reasonable confidence in your powers you will be successful and happy. Self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes and dreams.
So, change your mental attitude! Start believing in yourself and release your inner powers.
"What makes me 'me'? The real answer can only come from your spirit - your power within. It's that voice inside you that you can hear when it's quiet and you're alone with your thoughts and feelings. It's easy for that inner voice to be drowned out by insecurities, a hectic schedule, or the louder voices of friends and family. But you've got to listen to it carefully, because your spirit gives you power and guidance - it urges you to follow your heart... Your spirit is the truth of who you are. And when you honor it, you'll feel stronger, happier, and more at peace with yourself - and others."
Iyanla Vanzant ("Honor your Spirit" - article in Cosmo Girl Dec. 2003/Jan. 2004)
Believe in Yourself
Believe in yourself -
in the power you have
to control your life
day by day.
Believe in the strength
that you have deep inside;
and your faith will help
show you the way.
Believe in tomorrow
and what it will bring -
let a hopeful heart
carry you through.
For things will work out,
if you trust and believe.
There is no limit
to what you can do.
Larry S. Chengges
"Believe! Project a mental picture of your goal in life. Believing is a creative force that brings the visible out of the invisible. YOU MUST BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE..."
Wilferd A. Peterson
"In every moment of doubt, remember to believe in yourself ..."
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live ..."
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything ..."
"The important thing is ... to make yourself proud."
Believe in yourself! You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face... You must do that which you think you cannot do.
Please check the Web page "Great Poems" for more inspiration (www.teensselhelp.com/GreatPoems.html)
*Permission was granted by SPS Studios (www.sps.com) to use Susan Polis Schutz' poem.
Also check: www.kidpower.org/Articles/believe.html (read the article "Nurture Your Belief in Yourself) and www.kidpower.org (great website).
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