"I messed up in that exam today," "I'm not good enough," "I'm useless," "I can't achieve it," "They're better than me," "I'm a failure," "I'm not worth it," All these thoughts go round and round the minds of different people in different places across the globe every single day.
It's not that these thoughts pay or that they are beneficial to anyone. It's just that many people have formed the habit of thinking that way and seeing themselves that way. That's why we have many unhappy people today, all those kinds of thought keep going on in their heads.
But I want every one of you to think about this article I shared on my Facebook timeline and make changes to your thought process and lifestyle:
When last did you tell yourself that you were proud of yourself? When last did you say to yourself.. "I'm (Name) and I'm damn proud of myself." Ask yourself that question.
You're always busy inside your head saying negative things to yourself. The more you say negative things to self, the more you begin to accept it as your identity and the more it becomes reality to you!
Please, take some time everyday to think of reasons why you're proud of yourself so far. Think of your successes. We are so used to thinking and seeing only our failures. Decide to Remember your successes.
Remember when you aced that exam? Remember when you did something others were proud of. Remember when you won that competition. Remember when you carried out that project successfully. Remember how beautiful you look. Remember how wonderful your voice sounds. Remember how you usually come tops in a card game. Remember anything about yourself that you are proud of today.
Take some time away from negatively thinking about self and think good thoughts about yourself. It greatly builds your self esteem against all odds. Your government or community won't do that for you. It is your responsibility to build your self esteem and it starts with being proud of who you are and your accomplishments, no matter how tiny they seem to you.
Now, switch that mindset from negative to positive and just smile for me today. I love you. Yes you. :)
That's it. Replace your negative thoughts with positive ones that empower you, motivate you and feel good about yourself on a daily basis. Don't forget to do this.