Saturday, 24 May 2014

Love Yourself. Cliche?

There are a lot of clichés out there about loving yourself.  

Thousands of books written about thinking positively and positive things will happen to you.  Or that age old saying about if you believe in yourself you can accomplish anything.  Well, I’m here to tell you – these are not clichés.  

They are not hippy thinking.  

They are truths.  

I was in church the other day and my pastor (who might I add has a passion for neuroscience and how the brain works) spoke about how we, as humans, have a higher tendency to naturally think negatively or think the worst in a situation.  In order to think positively we have to consciously turn off negative thoughts and purposely think positive thoughts.  We have to focus on what we want to think about.  

Hmmmm, focus?  Many top achievers will tell you that they did not haphazardly get to where they are without focus or having a goal.  Rita and I feel that to be truly successful it is important to focus on the positive.  For example focus on what you did well.  Learn from what did not go well.  If you encounter someone who is not-so-nice or not-so-positive, take a moment and wish them positive vibes because when someone exudes negativity and harshness, it’s a sure tell sign of a hurting person.  

Lessons we’ve learned the hard way:

1.      Say and do things that you could say or do in front of your mama.  You know that saying our parent’s told us when we were small “If you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything” – IT’S TRUE!  And treat people the way you want to be treated - TRUE

2.     When you hear the word "no" – SMILE.  Consider it an opportunity to find the yes.  It can be so discouraging sometimes when you don’t get what you want when you want it.  However, sometimes that’s a blessing in disguise!

3.     Love you. Only you can be you.  There is no one else in the world who is like you so don’t conform – be you and love you (within reason of course.  I mean, if being you is running outside nude and dancing in the streets you may want to reconsider that choice).

4.     Dream – and dream big!  Was it Walt Disney who said “If you can dream it, you can achieve it”?  Coming from him I’d say he knows what he’s talking about.

5.     Look and feel good while you’re out there.  A little mascara and lipgloss never hurt anyone!  You would be surprised what a little sprucing up can do for your self esteem.

What is wonderful about this life is that there is always an opportunity to ‘do over’.  
Trust us – we know.  
What looks impossible now, isn’t.  
If you believe in a positive outcome for whatever situation you are in – it will come.  Just have faith in it.  It will come.  

We look forward to watching your inner Diva flow! 

For all of the ladies going to Collingwood for the Diva on a Dollar Workshop we look forward to meeting you!