Forget Focusing on Who You’re Not
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Kurt Cobain

Around this time of year people focus on improving. Growth is important but…it becomes problematic when people start focusing on their weaknesses instead of their strengths.

Okay, so you’re carrying around an extra twenty pounds, but aren’t you a great friend and marketing whiz?

Your finances are on life support, but aren’t you’re a wizard at putting together an event on short notice?

In 2016 I’m giving you permission (if you need it) to remember why you’re already pretty darn amazing.

Yes, even with the extra pounds, the debt, the messy office, the ruined relationship, and/or the career woes.

With all your flaws, you’re still remarkable. If you’re willing to claim it.

This is why I can!

That statement is one of fifty affirmations listed here to motivate you this year.

This is why I can! resonated with me because of how powerful it is. It puts you in the driver seat. It helps you to focus on what’s right with you instead of what’s wrong.

It helps you to focus on what you can do, instead of what you can’t.
You can buy those paints.
You can get that trade magazine subscription.
You can save for that workshop.
You can learn that new skill.

Come on. Give it a go.

This year, make a goal , take the small steps towards achieving it and say boldly ‘This is why I can!’

You may astound yourself.

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

“Forget Focusing on Who You’re Not” copyright © 2016 Dara Girard; Image copyright © 2016 by 123rf

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