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Cure for Fearing the Unknown

“Stop fearing the unknown and move forward.”

Do these sound familiar? “I’m too old to do something new.” “I won’t be any good at it.” “People will laugh.”  Are these the kinds of things you tell yourself when opportunity strikes?

When you determine the result or the outcome before you even start, you have already considered rejection or failure. And, when this happens, it’s easy to come up with excuses for not even trying.

The secret is to disconnect the outcome from the process. This is when you release the fear and give yourself the opportunity for success.

Think about it, you cannot possibly know the outcome before you try. Nobody can! So, trust yourself and get out there and do it.

© Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I give myself opportunity for success by disconnecting the outcome from the process.

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Why Self-Acceptance is SO Hard

“Accepting yourself as you are takes courage.”

Who are you? Do you know? Take time to think about your values and goals. What do you believe in? What is important to you?

Decide that you will never compromise your integrity by trying to be or say or feel something that is not true for you. Have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as an ideal or as someone else thinks you should be.

Most of all, know that at the end of the day, you are wonderful woman capable of wonderful things.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have the courage to never compromise my integrity.

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Why Things Happen

“Finding answers isn’t everything.”

We don’t always know why things happen. Disappointments and difficulties may never be explained. For example, you may never fully understand why management passed you up for a promotion or why a partner left you for someone else. No doubt there will be times in your life when you are left scratching your head trying to figure out, “Why?”

Letting go when there is no understanding that “Why?” is very hard.  Our culture places such emphasis on finding answers. But, finding answers isn’t everything. Your life should not stop when you don’t understand events. Instead, you must learn to let go.

So, get on with your life. Regain your energy and passion. Let go of the frustration of asking “Why?” and you clear the deck for a brighter future!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have learned to let go.

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Know for Sure What’s Best for You

“Your hunch is trying to tell you something.”

How many times have you said to yourself,  “I knew I should have done that” or “Why didn’t I listen to myself?” Your intuition was talking to you, and you ignored it. Often your intuition gets dismissed because it tells you something that doesn’t fit with your logical or habitual way of thinking.

Trust yourself. Your intuition is very powerful. It will lead you down the best possible path for you, if you let it. The next time you have a hunch about a certain idea to pursue, a decision to make or a person to contact, do it.

When you trust your intuition, you live with no regrets.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I trust my intuition and live with no regrets.

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Maintain Confidence in Uncertain Times

“Confidence comes from your internal power plant.”

Confidence is a strong, powerful force. When it is part of your heart, you have the ability to conquer any obstacles life may throw at you.

Undoubtedly, situations will come up where you may feel uncertain or less confident. Don’t let doubtful feelings stop you. It’s up to you and nobody else to keep going in times of uncertainty.

There is a saying, “Fake it till you make it.” You can pretend to be what you want to be until you grow into it. Try it. It’s what a lot of successful women admit to doing when they are unsure.

It doesn’t take long before the power of your confidence resurfaces and you’re back on track to achieving your goals.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: When I’m unsure or in doubt, I “fake it till I make it.”

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The Cost of Living Up To the Expectations of Others

“You are your own best judge.”

When you start judging yourself by looking through the eyes of your parents, husband, friends, or boss, you end up running around doing more and more in an effort to gain their approval. It does not take long before you end up feeling exhausted, resentful and ready to give up.

Trying to live your life by the expectations of others disconnects you from your own desires. It leaves you feeling empty and unmotivated. The gratification that comes from fulfilling the expectations of others is very little and short-lived.

Reclaim the energy and happiness that is rightfully yours! Be your own judge and live by your own expectations. As you reclaim your potential, you will thrive and feel energized, because you are accomplishing things that are important to you. Start today!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am my own judge living by my own expectations.

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A Dare for You

“It’s time to change and open up to new possibilities.”

Are you aware of the abundant possibilities your life holds for you?

Most likely you are and you truly want to take advantage of the possibilities, but something is holding you back. When opportunities arise, it’s common for women to decide not to rock the boat and hold on to stability and security.

Stability and security are like prison. They keep you where you are. Decide right now that you will take intelligent and calculated risks that push you beyond your comfort zone into a realm where you have refused to go until now.

Open your arms to new experiences and dare to find out what is truly possible for you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and I’m open to possibilities.