Do you believe that? I mean REALLY BELIEVE that there is greatness in you?
I remember from a very young age always having a DESIRE to BE SOMEBODY – to accomplish something – to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Little did I know that the root of any of those things is truly believing in yourself.
In fact, my story is similar to a lot of young girls – I got teased A LOT… I didn’t ever feel like I really fit in… I ALWAYS felt overweight and not pretty enough. I got bullied… I was ashamed of my body. I didn’t like who I was or what I looked like because I thought that defined me.
It wasn’t until I was in college and trying to recover from a life long struggle with self-hate (as well as anorexia) that I decided to start loving myself for who God created me to be.
I started noticing that the way I spoke to myself changed EVERYTHING – my mood, how I treated others and how I was treated too…
I realized the power of personal development, positivity, motivation and surrounding myself with others that were uplifting and on a mission to become better too.
I really felt like I found “the secret” to life and success… It all starts with what you BELIEVE. If you believe great things will happen, they will. If you believe that life just happens to you, you’re always going to be a victim.
You see, I decided to take back control. I decided that I could make my life matter or I could have a life-long pity-party.
Everything in life starts with your beliefs and while you may have some screwed up beliefs (by the way, we all have beliefs that are simply not true and detrimental), you have the power to CHANGE those BELIEFS and craft them toward the person you want to become.
I love what I do because I’m challenged every single day to become a better person. That’s awesome. It’s not always easy, but the journey is worth every second of feeling uncomfortable.