You may think you are not good enough or feel like you are not the person you wish you could be. You may stop yourself from going after what you want because you believe you don’t have what it takes to succeed. As a result, all you can do is fill your mind with regrets despite the fact that you only have one life to live. It scares you and yet you still allow yourself to feel lost because you simply cannot see yourself living the life you have always imagined.
It is never too late to change the course of your life. You have the power to do anything and everything, no matter how many mistakes you made in the past. Each day is an opportunity for you to be the best version of yourself. Seize the moment and make the most of your life. Here’s how you can be the person you want to be, starting today:
1) You are not your mistakes
Never carry your mistakes around with you. Stop dwelling on all the mistakes you feel you shouldn’t have made or wishing you could have done things differently. Going over it again and again will not change your situation or help you become the person you can be. Turn your mistakes into valuable life lessons and avoid repeating the same things in the future.
2) You are not your mishaps
You can’t let your problems or current situation define who you are. Everyone goes through challenges in life. Don’t let setbacks stop you from being the person you have always wanted to be or living the life you deserve. When there is a will, there is a way. Never lose hope and always do your best to go after what you want.
3) You are not your past
The past belongs in the past. Always remind yourself that every day is a new day. It is a gift and what matters is who you decide to be today. Grab the chance to be the best version of yourself. It is within you and all you have to do is believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid to create a brand-new chapter in your life. Be excited about the future, have faith and think positive!
4) You are not your wounds
You may have suffered a lot in life but you can’t let the pain consume you. Think of your past hurt as a valuable lesson. You survived. That means you are stronger than you think and you have the ability to withstand hardship. Always remember to turn something negative into something positive. Look on the bright side and never give up.
5) You can decide differently at any moment
You are given a new opportunity to think, choose, decide, and act differently each day. Make the most of it and choose wisely. The decisions you make should support you in being all you are capable of being. Don’t be afraid to try new things or take risks. Forget the old you and focus on being the person you know you can be.
6) You are enough
You have what it takes to get what you want. You just need a little push. Be brave, be bold, be confident. This is your life and you can’t let setbacks, mistakes, the past, or people take charge. You are the captain of your ship. Stop criticising yourself. You deserve better than that. You are not weak. You are more than enough.
Danila was a magazine writer focused on lifestyle topics and a communications specialist in the telecommunications industry where her work was published or broadcast via several offline and online media channels before shifting to freelance writing. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, taking photos, and reading.