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Believe In Your Courage; Trust Your Self Confidence

I Think I Could, I Think I Could, I Think I Could…..I Have The Self Confidence To Know I Can!!

self confidenceSelf confidence does not depend on others approval. In life, you learn that the people who surround you do not always support you. The only person you can truly depend on is yourself. When you learn to love yourself, you learn to trust your choices and thoughts no matter what others might think or say and your self confidence soars.

Loving yourself enforces the policy to surround you with people who have the same beliefs, and the more you believe “I can” do anything, the more self confidence you attract into your life.

This thought reminded me of the childhood story I had read repeatedly and ten read to my children when they were young – “The Little Engine That Could” by Mary C. Jacobs. The story of a switch engine that didn’t have enough confidence to believe that he could pull his train cars up and over the hill to its final destination.

This little engine asked many engines he passed who were larger and stronger if they would help him but each had their own life to live and no time to help the little engine in his quest.

It was until this little engine asked another switch engine – not much bigger than him – if he could help him that he found the support he needed – “I’ll be glad to help you if I can.” The little engine was so happy to have found a friend and supporter.

Immediately the little engine’s new friend started helping to pull the train cars up the hill, all the while chugging, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can……” When the job was successfully completed, the little engine had all his cars over the huge hill and was now able to carry on to his destination on his own. He was so grateful for the teamwork of his new friend. The little engine now new he had it in him to complete his job. He also learned that he had to change his mindset to a very positive one like his new friend had.

As the “little engine that could” found out, you can do whatever you need to do if only you put a positive intention and affirmation to the task. A positive mindset will get you farther than a negative one. Not everyone you come across will help you, but they are part of your journey and as the little engine discovered the bigger, stronger engines refusal to help him led him to meeting his new friend and in turn he learned what can be accomplished by having a positive mindset. This would not have happened if the bigger, stronger engines had just done the job for him.

Today, I want you to write this self confidence intention, “I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!” Then Feel it! Believe it! Achieve it!

 

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“Loss” Is The Teacher Of Great Personal Growth Lessons

Look at loss in life as a source of light – a beacon that lets us know that personal growth is constantly moving forward.

 

personal growthIf we are alive, we cannot not experience loss along our journey of personal growth. Loss is a very real part of everyday life. As we head into mid-life we sometimes feel we are in crisis. We feel loss everywhere we turn; loss of our youth, loss of a relationship, loss of children to significant others, careers or school. We feel the loss of friendships, friends or relatives though death. Loss just circles us like buzzards over a carcass in a hot desert. We feel the silence of loss – it is so loud that it screeches at us to listen, but we tend to cover our ears. It can take a toll on our personal growth adventure- but only if we let it.

 

Turn the word loss around – SSOL. Amongst these letters is the word “sol” which is Spanish for “sun.” The sun represents the center of our universe. It signifies growth, warmth and guidance of light. It is a certainty in our lives that the sun will rise each morning to lead us through the day and set each night to rest the weary, only to rise once again the next morn right on schedule whether we can see it or not. This is a natural cycle personal growth strives on.

 

So refocus your energy on loss. Look at it a source of light – a beacon that lets us know that personal growth is constantly moving forward. Look at loss as a new opening made on  life’s shelf that is filled with golden treasures. Where the dust never fell is a space to fill with new trinkets of our journeys. Let loss be the teacher of learning to cherish life more.

 

Nothing slams the effects of loss into us as a sudden death. We all know that we should live life in the moment but when someone close to us suddenly dies we are shook to the core with our own mortality. We wonder if we knew then what we know now could we have prevented the loss? But going back, we find that to change the “then” is impossible and waste of energy. We are alive and should celebrate what this moment or day in our personal growth path brings. We should cherish it and not wish it away. Let the day reveal its twists and turns as an unruly monster roller – coaster because life is a mystery. With any loss this day brings, we have the choice on how to react and with that choice we have the gratitude for the “now” that is meant to happen.

 

Make each day in this mid-life journey count. Find one moment of joy or pleasure to taste. Call a dear friend or find a person to bestow love on. Even share a vibrant smile with someone new, but no matter what kind of day you perceive it to be, live today in your brilliance and let your personal growth shine. Allow the “sol” to guide you to a perfectly wonderful day and allow any loss to guide you into discovering what you want to fill its spot in the future. Bask in all you have in living today and each day from now on, into its fullest.

 

“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson

 

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The Greatest Gifts of The Season Derive From Your Self-Love

 The deeper your self-love, the greater the gifts you can give and receive this holiday season.

 

“There is only one real deprivation…and that is not being able to give one’s gifts to those one love most.” ~ May Sarton

 

self-loveUnderstanding the level of your self-love, helps you to give and receive true gifts from the soul. The most important gift I could give or receive this year is Time. Time with my kids, my family down south, my friends in other lands, and all the wonderful people I have met in person this year or in Social Media. But time is precious- more valuable to me than gold. It is also a resource that is limited and if expended to far can be debilitating. SO we must conserve our time to guarantee our continued energy to fuel us towards our dreams.

 

For those of you I cannot share a little piece of my precious gift, I send you this wonderful revision of the Twelve Days of Christmas written by Sarah Ban BreathNach. There are so many other “gifts” I can bestow on others that have infinite value and can’t be bought in any store. The depth of my self-love enables me to do so with ease. There’s no worry about size, brand, price, color, themes or return policy with these wonders of life. There are so many things we can give as presents this year that are gifts of a lifetime. Get lost in the wonder of the TRUE meaning of the season.

 

“On the first day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of my Undivided Attention

On the second day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Enthusiasm

On the third day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Creative Energy

On the fourth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Simple Seasonal Pleasures

On the five day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Tenderness

On the sixth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Good Cheer

On the seventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Beauty

On the eight day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Communication

On the ninth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Surprise

On the tenth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Wonder

On the eleven day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Peaceful Surroundings

On the twelfth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Gift of Joy” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

Now it is your turn. Write your own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas and fill in the blanks with heart-felt gifts of your own. Then place your version in a beautiful greetings card of the season and wrap it up in a lovely box. Give it to some one you love. It will be the best gift you have ever given.

 

On the first day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the second day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

On the third day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

   The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the five day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

  The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

   The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the eight day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

   The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the eleven day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:

The Self-Love Gift of _______________________________

 

 

Have fun with this exercise and enjoy this festive season,

 

From my heart to all of yours – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Tamara

 

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Consistency Is The Key To Your Self Confidence

Consistency In Everything You Do Leads To A Strong Self Confidence And Ultimate Success.

Part of courage is simple consistency ~ Peggy Noonan

 

self confidenceStrong self confidence develops by choosing to consistently work toward achieving your end result. Please understand that anything worth having is worth working for.  Even when you feel drained and overworked, maintain consistency in all of your efforts and persevere.

 

As with weight loss, realize that nothing happens overnight. Can you expect to eat salads for a day and lose ten pounds that night? Of course not! In the same sense, be patient when pursuing goals that may take some time. Building self confidence is a process not a destination.

 

“Achieving anything worthwhile towards building my self confidence takes time, dedication, and consistency.”

 

Whether you are earning a bachelor’s degree or raising a child, realize that these life-changing events are a very good thing! However, getting to the end result requires diligence and an immovable time commitment.

 

Sometimes, it may take you months or even years to achieve your goals. But in the end, you will reach success and stand proudly as you rejoice in your hard-earned prize.

 

“I chip away at my goals one bit at a time and set a reasonable timeline for myself.”

 

Remember you are only human, and there is only so much you can do to attain success. But, use your mind and body to their fullest potential in order to maximize your efforts and remain consistent.

 

If you feel you fall short of your expectations, I give yourself a moment of rest and then jump back on the horse. Believe me, your consistency will drive you toward the outcome that you crave.

 

“Today, my willpower is strong and my desire to succeed ignites a fire under my feet. Regardless of any challenges that arise, my consistent efforts will enable me to achieve my goals.”

 

 

Now Take Action:

 

 

 

Self Confidence Questions:

1. How can I strategically approach my goals?

2. Can I achieve my goals as a one-man-show or will I need to enlist help?

3. What can I do to become more consistent in pursuing the life I desire?

 

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The Get Naked Summit

I have BIG question for you today! I hope you’ll be brave enough to seriously seek the answer(s). So here it is…

”What if you were courageous enough to tell the NAKED truth about you, your life, your relationships and your money?” When I say NAKED truth I mean the real, raw, transparent truth about your life as it is right now. I bet you are deep in thought about the plans you have for 2012 but before you start making BIG plans for the New Year, what if you considered this: Maybe you should focus a bit more on the now moment and where in your life you may still be hiding who you are, wearing masks and not telling the truth about your life.

I’m excited to be a part of a movement that is inspiring women across the world to “Get NAKED” be brave, tell the real truth and be authentic in life, love and career and would love for you to join the movement too. I am putting out the call, the call for brave women like you to simply Get NAKED and Quit! It’s time for us to QUIT; quit lying to ourselves, quit being a fraud, quit being afraid to shine and live big, quit settling for less and quit in the game of blame.

We have the power to choose how we show up and live our lives and getting NAKED helps us do that authentically. This is more than a movement, it’s a Rev-YOU-lution and women like you and I are boldly claiming what’s ours by living our NAKED truth.

I’m offering you a special invitation to press PLAY on your P-Spot! Yes that’s right! If you haven’t discovered your P-spot, this is your opportunity to feel the pulse of your purpose, experience profound peace and press PLAY on your passions for more pleasure and prosperity. I know that by you getting NAKED now that 2012 is going to be a very fulfilling year for you.

My friend, Catrice M. Jackson, the P-Spot Passionista is hosting an International Virtual Video Summit on December 5-8, 2011 and she invites all brave women to show up, get NAKED and tell the truth about their lives. I’m a featured speaker and I’ll be sharing a delicious message Your “Birthday Suit” is the Best Outfit in Your Wardrobe of Life” to help you live, work and love from your juicy spot.

Join us! It’s FREE and it’s time for you to Get NAKED!

Press PLAY on your P-Spot for more peace, passion, purpose & prosperity! http://ow.ly/7pU8X #getNAKEDsummit

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Stepping Back Is Empowerment That Helps You To Refocus

Weekly Empowerment Reflection Exercise – Stepping Back Helps You To Refocus.

 

It is easy to get caught up in the game of life, so take charge of your empowerment and take time to step back, away from the noise, and to think. Pause at the fountain of life and refresh your soul at regular intervals.

 

When you step back, visualize yourself looking through a window at your life as it stands at this moment. With this process you can boost your empowerment by looking objectively at your life. Removing yourself from the busyness of life allows you to reflect on your priorities. Identify talents to strengthen the successful areas that you might have overlooked because you got lost in everyday confusion.

 

“When I get too busy and fail to take a break, I become emotionally charged and driven by my feelings. I feel as if I am becoming consumed by the tasks I must complete. Then I remember to step back so I can nurture the creative person inside of me, and all is well again.”

 

Driving yourself to constantly achieve, without a break, leads to extreme exhaustion. There comes a point where your must place your well being ahead of your productivity. When there is too much on your plate, you will end up compromising the quality of your work.

 

Stepping back helps you achieve balance. When you reflect on how you have been spending your time, you will see areas that you are neglecting. When stepping back, be am able to make a plan to pursue the dreams you may have innocently put aside. Your empowerment blossoms.

 

“Today, I choose to take a break from the routine and reflect on where my life is headed. I am honest with myself about negative habits I can give up, skills I need to work on, and which areas are my strong points. This is my empowerment motto”

 

Take Action Now:

 

Empowerment Reflection Questions:

1. Am I living according to my values and priorities?

2. How can I shield myself from exhaustion?

3. Is it time to revise my empowerment plan for my future?

 

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The Best Way To See Clearly To Any Situation Is To Observe It

Stress Can Be An Unrelenting Monster

At this time of year it is exciting to see family and friends. But tensions from the stress of the season can ride high. So take some deep breaths and sit back – the best way to see clearly to any situation is to observe it. Observation opens your horizons. Everything will sort itself out. Remember it is your choice how you react to circumstances. This is a time for reconnection, gratitude, forgiveness and forgetting all the challenges of the past year. Lessons have been learned and embraced. Time to move on. Enjoy your times together as you never know what tomorrow brings.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Enjoy life and breathe in every moment!

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Discover Your Passions

Step 2 of Your Self-Love Journey

Take the time to discover the real you. The perfect authentic lovable you – the person you were born to be. You are not required to live by “I have to” or “I must” – everything we do is a result of a decision, a choice we choose to make. Have dreams, desires and passions then reach for them. Everything we do is a choice. When making these choices, we control everything about our lives including our future and our level of self-awareness at the time they are made.

Once you realize what you desire and make the choices to get what you want and accept this, only then can you begin to become who it is you want to be. We choose what we think, how we react to others and why we make the decisions we make.

Everyone has special gifts and talents – passions. Have you discovered your passions? Have you felt your passions carbonate your blood? Through self-discovery, we are able to identify and embrace these gifts. Each day is just as important and deserves to be lived with as much passion as the one before.

Reflect on what you like to do – really dig deep and feel the things you have always wanted to do. Make a list and put in priority what you want and need to do in this journey of yours. Focus on your priorities – this list and its sequence might change many times as you focus on the purpose of his exercise.

Rise up to the challenge today, by allowing yourself to get carried away doing an activity you love.

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Enjoy life and breathe in every moment!

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