Many of us are hearing the word “shift” in the news, at the coffee shop and at church. The world is shifting by having earthquakes, hurricanes and floods. These natural disasters are forcing us to be aware of the environment and the changes that are occurring. Our lives are shifting as we lose jobs, savings and homes in an uncertain economy. Our spirits are shifting and our self esteem is rocking as we examine changes in our thoughts, feelings and deepest desires. In order to enhance the new shifts to awareness in self esteem, it is important to speak with encouraging words and ask for what we want in life.
Decide What You Want, Not What You Don’t Want
Many people go through life in a default mode. Taking what ever comes along and not really asking for more. The biggest step in enhancing self esteem and confidence is making a decision. Seriously. All you need to do to feel stronger and more in control of you life is to make a decision with encouraging words and phrases. Here are some samples;
- I can do it. I know what I want and deserve.
- I am a problem solver and find creative solutions.
- My old patterns and habits no longer serve me.
Shift Your Thoughts and Change Your Life
Think about a small child that you love. When they decided to give up crawling so they could go farther and reach more, they had to make a decision to start walking. They fell down a lot. They may have even cried and wanted you to carry them about. You encouraged them to keep trying. You knew that eventually they would master the skill and it would become automatic action.
That simple shift from all fours to upright opens all kinds of possibilities and opportunities for that child. Things that were out of reach, suddenly can be grabbed. Once they have mastered walking, running comes easier.
We Are Hard Wired to Succeed
Babies come into this world wanting their needs met and needing reassurance they are loved and valued. As a parent you want the best for that child. You go out of your way to encourage self esteem and success. You and I continually parent ourselves. This idea may be brand new to you, but think about it and see how you use encouraging or discouraging phrases often with your own self talk and thoughts.
Enhance your success and opportunities as you shift your thoughts and decisions into those that will serve your highest good. Treat yourself with as much love and consideration as you would a small baby you loved very much.
Questions To Ponder
- Would you say the things you say to yourself each day to a baby you loved?
- How can you make a decision to change your inner talk to be more positive and encouraging?
- Can you feel a shift in your spirit and body as you make a decision to enhance your self-esteem?
- Can you see how many of the old beliefs and patterns you had in the past are not what you want for your future?
- What decision are you going to make today that will make your life better?
I have confidence in your ability to encourage positive change and forward movement towards your goals and dreams.
Please know that I want only the best for you and yours.
Judy Helm Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship author and speaker