‘You do not have to have all the answers. Sometimes you just pause. Take time-out, and let it be. Eventually, when you are ready, magic starts to happen.’
Imagine you came up with the best idea. You feel immensely excited and proud, and you cannot wait to get started to bring it to life. But then all of a sudden these thoughts take over; ‘What the hell are you thinking? You cannot do that. You are not smart or creative enough. There is already someone doing precisely that, and they are better than you, much better. You are not good enough. Who do you think you are?’ ENOUGH! Enough already.
These negative thought patterns do not serve you in any way. They do not bring you forward; in fact, they take you a thousand steps backwards. Let them come, but most importantly – let them go. Do not dwell upon them, and do not engage in them. You do not want them taking over your mindset. Do not let them settle down and get comfortable. In the end they are only thoughts, and you decide how much effort you put into them. Speak up for yourself. Make them feel uncomfortable. The power belongs to you, not to your thoughts. There is no room for negative thoughts inside your head. They belong somewhere far far away, somewhere in outer space. Although, on second thought, why would they even be worthy of being out there in beautiful space, no, they need to dissolve into thin air.
“Having a positive mindset, a positive outlook on life changes everything.”
Choosing positive thoughts is extremely important. It changes how you view yourself, your opinions of others and how you react to the things happening around you – thoughts influence your everyday life. However, it is easier said than done to master one’s thoughts. Some days it seems impossible, whilst other days it comes oh so naturally.
You will not always be the most intelligent person in the room, and you will not always be the strongest, or the most beautiful or talented. But you can always be brave, and you can always be kind. And these are the things you should hold on to, each and every minute of the day for the rest of your life. Yes there are a lot of great things we can be, but in the end, some things are far more significant. Because what is intelligence without kindness? What is beauty without braveness? What is talent if it is not backed up with boldness?
Being brave takes practice. Consistent practice. Or maybe it happens over night. Maybe you came to the conclusion that you have had enough, enough of self-doubt and low self-esteem so you finally, in a blink of an eye, decided to let go. Oh what a relief! Good for you.
‘We have to be brave to live the life we actually came here to live.’
Or maybe it takes time? Then let it take time. Never ever give up though. Never ever give up on yourself. You are a wonderful creature, and all the things you can do! Oh my! If you only knew that you already have it. It is there, deep down inside of you. You. Have. To. Let. It. Out. You have to believe in order to receive. You have to believe in yourself. Yes, you will make mistakes along the way, but you know, besides that you will recover, you will grow. You will also get this feeling of overpowering satisfaction of actually trying, of truly being brave enough to try.
We have to be brave to live the life we actually came here to live. Some people might even call you naïve. ‘What are you trying to do? Save the world? Follow you heart? What does that even mean?’ Let them call you whatever they want to; let them call you childlike, simple, innocent. Whatever box they wish to put you in, let them. It is their decision, not yours. Instead focus on the thing that lights a fire inside of you and makes you happy that you are alive. You are fortunate enough to live the life you always wanted. It is there, right in front of you. You might not see it yet, but it is there, you just have to believe. Believe and be brave. Even if that means you have to become wildly naïve (although it actually means you have become wildly powerful).
And you know the best part of being brave? It encourages others to be brave. And we need that. The world needs a lot of bravery. An immense amount. The world needs kindness, passion and faith. It needs you to be brave enough to be you.