SPEAK this out loud to yourself, as many times as is needed! Speaking affirmations aloud and with meaning can help a person change their mindset and intentions! Speak it several times in a row or daily, to drive the point home!
I allow myself to rise above the challenges by being proactive.
Challenges in life are inevitable and I am not afraid of them. I know that I am smart and that I was given the ability to plan and problem-solve by my Creator.
I take an active role in my own life. I let go of the idea that I am a victim of my circumstances. Instead, I use my God-given power of intelligence to plan strategies ahead of time that help me deal with the bumps in my road.
Because I am an intelligent adult, I have the freedom to change my circumstance if I find them unacceptable. No one is forcing me to stay in challenging situations. I stay because I choose to do so, or I leave because I feel it is best. Either way, the choice is mine.
I let go of impulsive reactivity. I know that I am in charge of my own life. I draw strength from the knowledge I have within me to face each challenge. Because I am confident of this, I can face each new situation calmly and reflectively, making decisions based on what I know to be best. If I do not know about something I am facing, I have the right to take time and research and reflect, and reserve judgment for later.
If I need help in sorting through my thoughts and options, I am not afraid to ask for help from those who have lived longer or experienced more of life. Doing so is a sign of maturity, not weakness, and is an important part of my decision to live intelligently.– Laura Moseley
Please think about and write down your personal answers to the following questions:
- Am I proactive or reactive when faced with challenges?
- How can I let go of feeling like a victim and start accepting control of my life?
- Who will I confide in when I need help making wise choices?
Writing and owning the answers to the questions above will help you change your thinking and, ultimately, how you react to facing challenges!
I will not make excuses! “I shall find a way, or I will make one!” – General Hannibal