When I was in grade school, my teachers had inspirational quotes and affirmations spread all over the wall. For example: Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Watch your words, for they become your actions. Watch your actions, for they become your habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. To me they were just bland decoration that I read over and over again to pass time and because they were right there in my face. Now I’m a little older and wiser, and can appreciate the power of words. Words (and thoughts) shape beliefs, emotions, health, character, and destiny. The most important conversation is the one we have with ourselves.
Today I am intentional about the words I let into my life. I filter my music and media and don’t tolerate bad company. I am also intentional about rehearsing positive affirmations that I believe are both fact-based and life-giving. In this article, I share 15 of my all-time favorites. These are the gems I have gleaned from a lifetime replete with many challenges and setbacks. Not coincidentally, I have published several articles in the last year expanding on their importance.
Which of the following most resonate with you? Let us know your own personal favorites down below!