Take a Stand: Imagine what you could do

Last week I read a blog by Seth Godin that said:

“Just imagine how much you’d get done if you stopped actively sabotaging your own work.

We must be talented, powerful and resilient creatures indeed given how much we manage to produce despite the constant undercutting, ridicule and needless censorship we aim at ourselves.”

I like Seth’s blog and his entry got me thinking…

Imagine how resourceful, creative, loving and powerful you must be to live the life you’re living right now while under the constant scrutiny and judgment of a harsh inner critic.


Imagine how much more you could be and do if you learned to become your own best cheerleader?

The possibilities are endless….

Take Action Challenge

To become your own best cheerleader, start with three simple steps:

  1. Every morning when you wake up, welcome yourself to the day by saying: “I am so excited to be sharing this day with you!”
  2. Repeat the affirmation above a minimum of twenty times during the course of the day.
  3. Catch yourself being mean to yourself and use that moment as a trigger to say: “Whoa, you are an amazing human being and I will stand by you no matter what!” Repeat this step as necessary .

This week’s video is extraordinary. Animals are wise, far beyond what we know.  Have a look, here.


Crystal38 27th May 2011 11:59 am

Dear Cheryl, thanks a lot for this message and the beautiful video you're sharing with us!!! Love and blessings :smitten:

patrice 27th May 2011 1:36 pm

i have seen this video numerous times, yet it never fails to awe me. thanks for reminding me. i needed it.


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Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling books, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace and her new book The Art of Extreme Self Care. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation and holds one of their first Master Certified Coach credentials.

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