Self improvement

Have Something to Live For

“A clear vision is the first step.”

Are you happy with how you are living your life? If not, do you have a goals and plans for change?

Having goals makes work and life more interesting, exciting and engaging. Goals help you recognize opportunities when they strike. And, merely because they exist, you are inspired to take action when opportunities present themselves.

Take time to write down what you want and why you want it. Write about your ideal life. What does it look like? Where is it? What are you doing? Who are you with? Describe everything – the place, the people, and most of all how you feel.

Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward clarifying your vision for change.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: My vision for change is clear.

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Master Self-Improvement

“It’s in our nature to improve our private selves.”

Choosing ways to improve yourself is not the hard part. What’s difficult is maintaining the enthusiasm and having the self-discipline to make self-improvement part of your daily routine.

There is no easy way around it. It takes consistent daily effort to get results.

Improving yourself gives you a wonderful sense of satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment that’s difficult to match.

Remind yourself every day of the benefits of improving yourself, and how these benefits will enhance your life. If you succeed in keeping your awareness high, your enthusiasm will remain high and carry you through.

Start making improvements, today, and don’t quit! After all it’s part of your nature.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am enthusiastic and disciplined.

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Succeed in Spite of Your Circumstances

“It’s not where you start; it’s how you finish.”

When looking at the big picture, we all know that how we finish is more important than where we start. Many successful people started out in life with the odds against them, and came through winners. They didn’t let their starting situation determine their final outcome. Think about it…this same philosophy can apply to everything we do.

When working towards goals, forget that you may have started out at a disadvantage, met hurdles or made mistakes along the way. Move past the past! Don’t get discouraged. Don’t blame your past!

Stop looking back and start looking forward. Then, you will move ahead in leaps and bounds.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am focused on where I am going. I am moving forward.

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Is negativity depressing your spirit?

“Practice being positive.”

We feel so much better when our frame of mind is positive. Negativity is an energy zapper and has no place in our lives.

When you make a conscious decision to let go of pessimistic thoughts you open up yourself to a whole new life. No longer are you angry at the world or frustrated by your problems.

If you find yourself lamenting over all that is wrong – stop! Choose to focus on all that is right. With this dramatic shift in your attitude you’ll be amazed by the good that comes your way.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am a positive thinker.

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Lift this Heavy Burden

“You cannot change anyone but yourself.”

When people don’t live up to your expectations, it’s not unusual to feel responsible for changing their behavior, especially if they are close to you. You may try and try – but when you don’t succeed, you end up feeling depressed and like a failure.

Changing another person can be a frustrating, impossible goal. Realize that people only change when they want to. Changing someone else is not your job!

When you put yourself in the position of controlling the uncontrollable you place a heavy burden on yourself. Not only do you feel weighted down, but you use up tremendous amounts of energy in this pursuit.

Instead, channel your focus toward things that you can control, such as yourself. It’s a much more peaceful and productive way to live.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I put energy into things I can control.

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Start the World Over with This


Optimistic women have it good; they’re less susceptible to ill health and better able to fight off ailments if they strike.

Given that stress and unhappiness can have a negative impact on your health, it stands to reason that happiness resulting from an optimistic attitude stands you in good stead.

Instead of looking at the black clouds above, think about the blue sky beyond them. Instead of seeing a mountain with an impossible climb, imagine yourself already standing on the summit. In the same way you exercise to build physical strength, keep exercising optimism to strengthen it.

Today is your day to start the world over. So, make it a healthy one!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have an optimistic attitude.

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I believe in you (even when you don’t)

I believe in you Daphne,

Even when you don’t.

I know you are a miracle,

Even when you forget.

I am thankful for your extraordinary,

Even when you feel like you’re not enough.

Whatever you struggle with,

I know you can survive…

And prevail!

Whatever you resist,

I know you can allow…


Whatever you dream,

I know you can experience…

And more.

Whenever you fall and wonder if you
can get up again…

Remember, I believe in you – even when you don’t.

You ARE extraordinary!

Received this email earlier from Go Big Coach. I thinking of sharing this 🙂

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Solve Problems the Easy Way

“Problem solving comes easier with a fit mind.”

You wouldn’t expect your body to stay in shape without regular exercise, so you can’t expect your mind to perform to the peak of its ability without use.

This doesn’t mean you need to start spending hours in the library or lose yourself in academia. Simply sharpening your observational skills and paying attention to the world around you will do wonders for keeping your mind in tune.

As you continue to learn and grow you’ll gain the determination and confidence you need to confront any problems that cross your path. And, more importantly, you’ll have a strategy and a plan to make things better.

Remember, keep your mind fit and creative solutions will come more quickly and easily.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have the determination and confidence to solve problems.

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Secret to Unshakable Confidence

“There are no limits when you trust yourself.”

Think about the most self-confident people you know. What is it that makes them that way?

Self-confident people don’t second-guess their capacity to succeed, nor do they wait for others to encourage them. They trust their own abilities to do what needs to be done.

Stop waiting for others to tell you what you can do. Start putting your faith in your own strengths and talents. Instead of questioning whether you can reach your goals, move forward with conviction and confidence.

You have incredible gifts. If you allow yourself to follow them, you’ll achieve great things. Go ahead. Follow your abilities. They will lead you upward on a path that is has no limits!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I trust my abilities.

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Put an End to Negativity

“Awareness is the power you need to take control.”

Throughout each day you’re constantly talking to yourself. It’s completely normal. We all do it. In fact we do it so much that our subconscious mind accepts what we say as truth. This acceptance forms the beliefs that we have of ourselves, and how we perceive that others see us.

If your self-talk is negative, your beliefs about yourself will be also. On the flip side, if your self-talk is positive and self-empowering, so is the image and the beliefs you have of yourself.

Take time today and tune in to how you’re speaking to yourself. Identify precisely what beliefs you’re forming based on your self-talk and bring them to your conscious mind. Question them, scrutinize them, and become familiar with what are they telling you.

The awareness gained by doing this is the first major step toward an empowerment that will affect everything in your life!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am aware of my self-talk and its power.