101 Reasons to be Proud to be You
Kathy Gates, Professional Life Coach
When someone talks badly to you, what makes that ok?
NOTHING! You are your most valuable resource, and how
you value yourself will depend on how others see you as
Webster's defines the word resource as "something that lies
ready for use or can be drawn upon for aid; a supply of
something to take care of a need; wealth; assets, something
that can be used for an advantage. Even if everything you
had was taken away, you still have your mind, your
ingenuity, your talents, and your creativity. YOU are
your greatest resource.
Science has shown us that each of us has unique DNA, unique
fingerprints, and unique body language. But have you also
considered that each person also has a unique product inside
of him? Your talents and your weaknesses are waiting for you
to draw upon them. Your own "special blend" is something
that can be used for an advantage.
Hiding inside you is an article or song only you can write,
a tool or toy only you can invent, a picture only you can
draw, a story only you can tell. Should you choose not to
use that resource you will deprive not only yourself, but
everyone in your world of your unique contribution.
Expectations are a part of the universe that make things
happen, both negatively or positively. Like atomic
particles, universal forces cannot be explained, but
plugging into them creates some kind of energy.
You have the power to be creative and resourceful, or you
also have the power to be miserable the rest of your life.
You have that choice. You pick out an attitude just like you
pick out clothes.
To transform your attitude and maintain positive actions,
try the following things:
Don't expect it to happen overnight, but expect it to
Align yourself with people who also have goals; they'll
support and encourage you when you're tired and
Step out of your comfort zone; do one thing different.
Operate from the standpoint "as if" it had already
No, you can't simply "will" a goal to materialize, but you
can make a commitment to do whatever it takes, including
consistent exercise, setting time to clean up your
environment, or investing your money in a program instead of
buying a new outfit.
Positive thinking, positive expectations, visualization, and
the power of attraction, while all valid and useful are
passive. In the end, your success in life depends on what
you do. No matter how positive your attitude, there is only
one way to succeed, and that is in the active mode.
You can sit around and wait on FedX to drop off a big box of
happiness on your doorstop if you want to. Nobody��s going to
stop you. But I promise you, it��s not likely to happen
Or you can get up, create an action plan, and get on with
your life. It's 100% up to you. There are 101 reasons to be
proud to be YOU! Start your list today.