We all have an inner voice. Sometimes we should definitely pay attention to that voice. For instance, if that voice is telling you that you are awesome and truly deserving of everything you have….great! Listen! Because you are totally awesome and deserving of everything you have.
But, there are times when you should ignore the voice. If you’re feeling down, or you’re super tired, just broke up with your partner or didn’t get that dream job, you probably shouldn’t listen to that inner voice.
Below are 5 lies that we tell ourselves (more than likely at our lowest moments) that we should never believe.
1. I’m fat and ugly and nobody will ever love me
The media and society as a whole is constantly programming us into believing that our body needs to be a certain way for members of the opposite sex to be attracted to us.
This could not be further from the truth. According to research by the University of Texas, science proves that the perfect body is not a stick-thin clothes horse, but the bust/weight/hip measurements are 99-63-91. How does that look in real life? Like Kelly Brook, a model, actress and TV presenter. She was voted in the UK’s FHM Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World as THE sexiest in 2005.
Here are ten more plus-size beauties that are not afraid to show what their mamas gave ’em, listed by The Richest: Katty DeLux, Jessica Kylie, Crystal Rose, Andrea Beth, Genny Miliano, Ashley Graham, Mal Malloy, Olivia Jensen, Crystal McBootay (also known as “Thickness”), Ivy Doomkitty. I must admit, I was LMAO about McBootay but I love her “curvy, thick and proud” attitude.
So, go out there and flaunt your sexy self!
2. I don’t have any willpower
I want you to stand up right now and conjugate the word “willpower” with me. Say it out loud: I will power, you will power, he/she/it will power, we will power, they will power!
How did that make you feel? If it didn’t make you feel like you could take on the world, then repeat it and more loudly this time! Something else I want you to do: copy and paste the previous paragraph onto a new Word document, then print it out and put that sheet of paper anywhere you normally look. Warning: This can produce huge positive effects on your life. Use it liberally.
Joy Manning of WebMD states that “your willpower is in limited supply” and uses the analogy of someone with limited financial resources to make her point. If you have spent all you have, you have no money to spend on anything else. People look for ways to earn more money and you can use the same principal for willpower. Exercising right can lead to healthy eating, healthy eating can lead to an increase in feel-good factor, feel-good factor can lead to more productiveness, more productiveness can change your life completely.
3. I simply cannot deal with this
You’ve been hit with a heavy, heavy blow. Maybe you lost your job, your savings is dwindling fast and you have no prospects. Maybe someone you love dearly passed away. These are both examples incredibly sad, stressful events. It is, of course, understandable that you will grieve these losses.
But, don’t think that you can’t deal with it; that you can’t handle it. YOU CAN! You are not a dealer in a Las Vegas casino, your job is to play the hand with which you were dealt. The Universe takes away our chips to test us. Do you have what it takes to push through life’s tests?
The late master Jim Rohn, who was broke at the age of twenty-five, was later well-known for his public speaking about personal development. He said, “If you want to have more, you have to become more. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to improve, you have to improve. If you grow, everything grows for you.” In other words, you CAN deal with this. Just find the willpower to get through it and both you and the house wins (the house being the Universe).
4. I’m a victim of my past
Look at those last three words again: OF MY PAST. This means that you are victim in the present because of what happened in the past. You have let the past define who you are now. Well, let me tell you something: if you focus on the past on the footpath of life, you are going to fall down a hole; a hole that you may never be able to climb out of.
Author Alan Robert Neal said, “The problem with blaming your present on your past is that history cannot be changed.”
Look at numbers 2 and 3 above. You DO have the power within you to let go of the past. You CAN deal with the past and then let it go. You are stronger than you think. It sounds corny, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. You are a SURVIVOR of the past and a WARRIOR of the present.
5. I CAN’T GO ON.
Why not? You have done it all your life. Let that sink in for a moment. Going on is what humans do. It’s what life is all about. In fact, it is the very essence of life. Life constantly goes on and, if you don’t move, you remain static and become stagnant. Without physical movement, your muscles start to become useless and atrophy, slowly KILLING you. It’s the same with your emotions. If you stay stuck where you are emotionally because of something major that’s happened, your entire being…who you inherently are…will wither and die.
There is a song by Gerry and the Pacemakers, a lesser-known group from Liverpool, called, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Below are the lyrics to the chorus, which is normally sung at soccer/football matches in Liverpool (England), Glasgow (Scotland) and Dortmund (Germany):
“Walk on! Walk on!
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone…
You’ll never walk alone!”
Go on! Do it! You are bigger and better than any negative voice inside your head. SO. MUCH. BETTER! Walk on! What are you waiting for?
This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.