1. I KNOW WHO I AM.
It’s all about discovering and staying true to our authentic self. A journey of self-confidence and humble assurance of our strength and abilities.
2. I KNOW WHOSE I AM.
It’s all about who you are doing the journey with. We are stronger together and who you journey with and for is critical to the outcome of your story. It’s about who you belong to and who you live for.
3. I LISTEN TO WISDOM AND TRUST MY GUT.
It’s about being in control of who you are listening to and what you act on. Eliminating the negativity whether it is from someone else or your own self-talk. We can’t help what we hear but we can choose what we listen to. Tune your ears to wisdom and advice that helps you grow. Trusting your gut is all about learning to listen to and trust yourself and those ‘gut feelings.’
4. I LIVE FOR A GREATER PURPOSE
It’s about not just surviving and getting through each day. We are created for a purpose and we need to discover it and point everything we do towards that purpose. It’s about living in the moment but not for the moment. It’s about pursuing what makes your soul sing!
5. I CAN DO IT
This is all about believing in yourself and backing yourself. It’s not so much about the result but more about giving it a go. It’s about realising you deserve it and owe it to yourself to have a go.
6. I AM IN TOUCH WITH MY FEELINGS BUT THEY DO NOT CONTROL ME
It’s about keeping a soft heart even amongst the hardness of your circumstances. Hard hearts (bottled up and ignored feelings) lead to negative things like bitterness and darkness. Soft hearts acknowledge and stay in touch with the real feelings and reactions to life and circumstances. The difference is that they stay as feelings, they don’t become to dictators to our reactions or how we move forward.
7. I AM STRONG ENOUGH TO ENDURE
Sometimes our circumstances can not be changed and we simply have to endure the sadness or the suffering. This is the declaration that we will not be destroyed but we are strong enough to keep going.
8. I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I WILL ALWAYS RISE AGAIN
The reality of life is that we aren’t strong and brave 100% of the time. Its ok to get knocked down and lay low for a few counts BUT we will always get back up and resume our fighting stance and keep going.
9. I ACCEPT THE INVITATION THAT EACH NEW DAY BRINGS TO TRY AGAIN
As the sun rises each morning it offers a fresh start and an invitation to try again. We get to choose whether we accept the invitation or close the curtains and stay in bed. This is the declaration that we will accept the invitation, no matter how bad we stuffed up yesterday.
10. I AM BRAVE
This. Just this. End of story. Not but’s or maybe’s. Now go and live that out.
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