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Wisdom – Affirmations, Red Shoes, Truth

July 22, 2015

I am a firm believer in affirmations and their power over our mindset.  Let’s define what an affirmation is: 

Affirmation:  —noun

  1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.
  2. the assertion that something exists or is true.
  3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.
  4. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc.

Source: Dictionary.com

Notice how the word truth is peppered throughout that definition?  Affirmations are the truth, and you deserve to benefit from  truthful, positive influences.  

Why would anyone want to live in a dishonest state?  And I am asking this question because I can speak on it from experience. I know what it’s like to feel that you’re powerless, unworthy, going through motions with no end or goals in sight. 

Why is my life so much worse off than everyone else’s? 

I lived in a state of anxiety and insecurity. That anxiety and insecurity came in a back door when I wasn’t paying attention and altered my perception. It envelops like a net and can be crippling.  I was afraid to start any new ventures in my life. I gained weight, was a less than attentive spouse and mother, and stifled friendships.  


Then one day about 8 years ago I decided to change it. All of it, radically. I started a new plan, to be my best self, one step at a time.

More on this topic to come in future posts. 

Affirmations help remind me that I am powerful and in control, these two are a sample of the many I keep close.  I give affirmations to myself whenever I question whether or not I should attempt a new challenge (such as starting this blog a month ago) or speaking in front of a large group.  I repeat it to myself a few times if I have to: 

It’s the truth. I am good enough, beautiful enough and strong enough. I now walk through each day with this mindset and it has helped in my quest to end the anxieties that were stifling my ability to be creative and free. 

Remember, there are no magic red shoes to carry you to a better place in your life.  As Glinda the Good Witch said to Dorothy:


All Dorothy had to do was believe, and take action. When Dorothy did, she finally went home. 

Change started with me, and I fought hard to embrace my truth, reward myself with affirmations of that truth and become the person I am today.  

Do you have affirmations or motivational quotes that help shape your perceptions and keep you on track?  If so, share them here!

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  • Reply cheesecake4urbody July 23, 2015 at 2:02 am

    I write Glinda’s “You have no power here, Be Gone!” on my wrist when I have to deal with issues that really upset me. They are aimed at the problem. I also use “you’ve had the power all along” when I’m insecure

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