Believe in yourself. I don’t mean read that and go, “yea, yea, positivity, blah.” I mean f*^%ing BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. I don’t mean be an arrogant punk and treat people poorly because you believe in yourself and can do whatever you want.
I mean, believe in yourself like you love yourself. I mean, love yourself like you are your best friend, advocate and ally.
When rooted in love believing in yourself means you have compassion when you try and fail, and failing is why we are afraid to try. So, if we believe in ourselves like we love ourselves we will have compassion, understanding, forgiveness and kindness when trying doesn’t go the way we wanted it too.
It means we can pick ourselves up when we meet rejection, or failure, and we can try again. It means we can be proud of ourselves the way we are proud of a friend.
We are our own friends, lovers, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, if we let ourselves be.
So, next time you want to try something don’t think like you’re you. Talk to yourself like you are your own best friend. What would you say to them when they want to try? What would you say to them if they try and it doesn’t work out?
Believe in you. I do.