Sometime last fall I came across a web site called Build Your Confidence. There was this ‘manifesto’ called My Daily Declaration. The instructions were ‘read aloud to yourself every day. I have been doing so ever since. I love it and thought I should share it here:
“My name is _______. I am a STRONG and powerful (man/woman.) I am capable of anything I set my mind to because I have complete FAITH in myself and my abilities. I am strong enough to face all of life hurdles because I know they are sent to make me a stronger, better person. I believe that every situation is an opportunity to learn something new about myself and to grow into my full potential. Sometimes life is tough, and I know I AM TOUGHER. I know that my purpose in life is _____________, and every day I do something to achieve my goals because I am a unique and special person who is deserving of every good thing the Universe has to offer, and in return I offer myself to be of service to others. I am GRATEFUL for all that I have, for everything that has ever happened to me and for all that the future brings because I know that I am supposed to be where I am right now at this very moment because it is preparing me for where I need to go and what I need to do. Every day is an opportunity to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH and to revel in the beauty of the world around me. I am connected to myself in the deepest of ways and I love and appreciate myself 100%. I am committed to making myself and my life better so that I can help others do the same. I know that LOVE is all around me and I live with a PURE HEART and good intentions. I breathe POSITIVITY and HOPE and I know that I can change the world around me by changing the world inside of me. I live to be inspired and to inspire others, and I know that my power comes from my belief in myself. I make a daily choice to do what is right for my BODY, for my MIND and for my SPIRIT, and because I have the power of choice, I am able to create the life I want for myself with every action and every thought. I start my day with a still mind, a kind heart and a positive attitude, and I believe that I am good and valuable person who has much to offer. So today, I will be the BEST that I can be and do the BEST that I can do. I love myself for my achievements and forgive myself for any mistakes, because they teach me how to succeed in the future. I refuse to allow negativity into my life, and I remain STRONG and POSITIVE through the good times and the bad. I am a CONFIDENCE WARRIOR and I am determined to live up to my limitless potential. I LOVE, HONOUR and CHERISH myself and those that I love, and I am committed to making today and every day AMAZING.” So be it, and so it is.
Obviously, you would fill your own name in the first blank and in the second your purpose in this life. My purpose is to share my story, which is what I do weekly on this website. Ironically enough, I just today found out that the author of Build Your Confidence is Tony T. Robinson. Do yourself a favor and check out his website. And print the Daily Declaration out and read it each morning. It really is quite powerful.