I don’t know about you, but words have always been powerful forces for me. The wrong ones can bring even the strongest person to their knees, but the right ones, they have a greater power – to build dreams, heal, soothe, inspire, and more.
Today’s quote was a staple during my hardest times and I’m sure it will continue to be. It’s a quote from the beloved character from children’s stories, Winne-the-Pooh. It’s pretty impressive when you look back on many of the authors of your youth and realize the depth and inspiration that they can bring you many years later.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
I think a lot of us suffer from low self-esteem or poor self-worth. It seems that sometimes, we have no problem seeing the good in others…and yet we often are blind to the good that resides within ourselves.
I’m not sure why that is or how to stop moments of self sabotage from sneaking up… Maybe you can never completely silence that small voice of self loathing from popping up inside of you now and then. But – and of this I am certain – you can prove that voice wrong. You can look inside yourself and find something good. And you can remind yourself that you are so much more than that voice can ever tear down. You are better than you think and you can do more and be more than you think. You can start again, no matter how big the fall, and become something greater.
And the first step, is to believe in yourself.