Encouraging and Empowering

I consider encouraging and empowering others to be one of my true joys. Life tries its best to beat us down. All too often our lives are full of baggage that won't fit in a suitcase. The weight of carrying it drains our energy and keeps our eyes off of the good things that life has to offer. But (and this is a big but) it doesn't have to be that way. Most often our baggage comes from lies people have told us that keep us from achieving. Sometimes we believe those lies instead of believing in who we are.

Occasionally, we'll even tell ourselves that we deserve less than we really do. Why? Because we've come to believe the negative instead of the positive. It's time to turn that around. The new year is here and it's a time for new beginnings - and new positive thoughts. 

Replacing negative comments with positive thoughts takes practice. They also say that "practice makes perfect". This means that your outlook can improve with practice. And that puts the power of positive energy in your hands.