Three ways to be your own cheerleader

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We might sometimes find ourselves alone. But that doesn’t mean we have to be lonely. Sometimes we have to be our own biggest cheerleader:

  1. Celebrate your victories – we don’t always give ourselves enough credit when it comes to our achievements, sometimes because we don’t think they’re good enough and other times because we’re too busy thinking about the next big thing. But don’t get into the habit of letting success pass you by. Any victory is one to be celebrated. Praise yourself.
  2. Cut yourself some slack – we cannot always be our best, let alone always be perfect. Sometimes we’re going to trip up and make a mess. But it’s all a part of life. What matters the most is what we do afterwards. We shouldn’t waste our time beating ourselves up, demotivating ourselves or crushing our self-confidence. Instead, take responsibility, learn a lesson and move on.
  3. Stop comparing yourself to others and love who you are – we all find it hard to be comfortable with who we are, where we are, and what we have. We look at others and envision a better life if we were more like them. But the truth is, everyone has insecurities and problems. We all have different stories. Focus on your own and you’ll go much further – if you don’t, it will go on without you.

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Thought of the Day: Writing our story

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Our expectations of our future can easily evaporate away with the changing tides. It can be a daunting idea. But it’s also very liberating. Just think, at any moment, we can decide that this is not the way we want the story to end. We are in control of our future and we can change our minds as many times as we want. So whether we want to chase our vision of the future or completely recreate it, we can. When we look back on our life, we’ll see that those cliffhangers, plot twists and turning points are what made our story worth it. So take hold of the pen and get writing.

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