The Courage To Be Myself

Below is something that has always inspired me. The authors details are at the end.

I have the courage to:

~ Embrace my strengths

~ Get excited about life

~ Enjoy giving and receiving love

~ Face and transform my fears

~ Ask for help and support when I need it

~ Spring free of the superwoman trap

~ Trust myself

~ Make my own decisions and choices

~ Befriend myself

~ Complete unfinished business

~ Realise that I have emotional and practical rights

~ Talk as nicely to myself as I do to my plants and pets

~ Communicate lovingly with understanding as my goal

~ Honor my own needs

~ Give myself credit for my accomplishments

~ Love the little girl within me

~ Overcome my addiction to approval

~ Grant myself permission to play

~ Quit being a Responsibility Sponge

~ Feel all of my feelings and act on them appropriately

~ Nurture others because I want to, not because I have to

~ Choose what is right for me

~ Insist on being paid fairly for what I do

~ Set limits and boundaries and stick by them

~ Say ‘yes’ only when I really mean it

~ Have realistic expectations

~ Take risks and accept change

~ Grow through challenges

~ Be totally honest with myself

~ Transform erroneous beliefs and assumptions

~ Respect my vulnerabilities

~ Heal old and current wounds

~ Savor the mystery of Spirit

~ Wave goodbye to guilt

~ Plant ‘flower’ not ‘weed’ thoughts in my mind

~ Treat myself with respect and teach others to do the same

~ Fill my own cup first, then nourish others from the overflow

~ Own my own excellence

~ Plan for the future but live in the present

~ Value my intuition and wisdom

~ Know I am lovable

~ Celebrate the differences between men and women

~ Develop healthy, supportive relationships

~ Make forgiveness a priority

~ Accept myself as I am now

Author: Sue Patton Thoele

Below is a link to her website where you can download a free pdf poster of the above.

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