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The Power of Words

“You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, and strong enough. Believe it and never let insecurity run your life.”

-Thema Bryant-Davis

Affirmations, things, if you’re like me, you try to tell yourself. Feeling that if you think it, or speak it out loud often enough, you’ll start to feel it. Take the quote above, for example, it’s one of my favorites. Why? Because it’s everything I want to feel about myself. However, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, insecurities can be crippling. But that’s ok, it does not make us weaker to have a day where we just feel down. Take today for example, I’m starting a new job. I got up early and made myself look nice. However, here I am, sitting down to write this, and the self-doubts just won’t stop. It’s like a soundtrack in my head pointing out every single flaw that I see in myself.

It would be easy to just give in to the depressing voice, but I believe that those are the moments that shape us. Every time that voice rears its ugly head, we squash it. I believe that feeling beautiful, inside and out is not just about appearance or deeds. It’s about waking up every morning, and when you look in the mirror, instead of seeing what you think is wrong with you, you see the strong person that you are turning out to be. Those are the victories that you give to yourself.

Whether it be because life forced you to be strong, or you make that decision; we all have an innate strength that no one can take from us. Don’t be a victim of our insecurities; fight them! No matter what happened, happens, or will happen, do not be a victim of circumstance. You are whatever you want to be. Be a fighter! Be a survivor! Be an inspiration! Be a legend! Be you!

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