Self improvement

Never Second Guess Yourself

“When your values are reflected in your life, your self-esteem shows it.”

Having clear standards and values to which you are committed makes getting through life much easier. With a foundation like this, you never second-guess yourself. You always know you’re doing what you believe in and what is best for you.

Women that know and practice their beliefs have high levels of self-esteem and confidence. They are comfortable with who they are and the purpose of their lives.

The more clearly defined your values and ideals, the more committed you are to living up to them. Take stock of your values. Are you living a life that reflects them? If not, you know what to do!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I know what my values are and I am living up to them.

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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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Turn Your Big Ideas into Reality

“The sooner you focus on your visions, the sooner they will thrive.”

We all know women with big ideas that can’t seem to make them materialize. Are you one of these women? Big ideas and grand visions are never enough. They must be accompanied by a sharp focus.

When you focus on your visions, you gain a sense of personal power, a feeling that you are taking control of your life. Both self-respect and self-esteem get a definite boost, as you learn to consciously stay focused on the positive results you seek.

Don’t waste another day! Stay true to your visions and never lose focus. Before you know it you will be living and breathing your dreams.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: Remaining focused on my visions empowers me.

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Are You in a Race With No End in Sight?

“It takes goals and motivation to win the race.”

Do you know what is important to you? If not, you may have set unreachable goals, or may not have set goals at all. Without meaningful goals, life is much like a race with no finish line. There is never any reason to celebrate!

If, on the other hand, you set and achieve meaningful goals, you have many reasons to rejoice. Remember, even small goals count. You get to enjoy many moments of satisfaction and celebration. Your self-esteem and confidence get a boost, because you have proven to yourself that you are capable.

Determine what is important to you, and resolve to pursue your goals with passion and persistence. The race is about to begin – and you want to win it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I know what is important to me, and I pursue it with passion.

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Your Ticket to Success

“The power of your imagination can make things happen.”

Imagine this! You’re faced with a giant obstacle and you turn it into a personal triumph. Everything turns out beautifully. How do you feel? The emotion that accompanies conquest is hard to beat! So, what made it happen?

Events tend to play out in reality the way they play out in our minds. The exact details of the situation may vary, but the end result will be just what you imagined.

Next time you find yourself in a situation where you really need to succeed, describe to yourself the details of the outcome you want. Don’t cloud your thinking with what you don’t want to happen. Focus solely on what you do want to happen.

Revisit the outcome in your mind as often as you can, and your imagination will guide you to success.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: My thoughts are focused on what I want to happen.


Comfort zone

I use to have a comfort zone
Where I knew I couldn’t fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail

I longed so much to do the things
I’d never done before
But I stays inside my comfort zone
And pace the same old floor

I said it didn’t matter
That I wasn’t doing much
I said I didn’t care for things
Like diamonds, furs and such

I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own

I couldn’t let my life go by
Just watching others win
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin

I took a step and with new strength
I’d never felt before
I kissed my Comfort Zone ‘goodbye’
And closed and locked the door

If you are in a Comfort Zone
Afraid to venture out
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt

A step or two and words of praise
Can make your dreams come true
Greet your future with a smile
Success is there for you !

So my dearest friends, get out of your comfort zone and do the things you’ve always wanted to do in your life ? You will have a happier, more successful and fulfilled life ! :))

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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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Never Ever Give Up!

“Small victories are worth celebrating.”

We’re a results oriented society, so we tend to hold off celebrations until we’ve reached our final goal. But the truth is that every day holds wonderful successes and important victories. I’m talking about celebrating progress.

Progress can be realizing mini-goals that lead to your ultimate goal, or it can be something more subtle or unexpected, something that happens that has meaning for you. For example, perhaps you were blamed for something at work that was not your fault. Instead of remaining quiet, you confidently stood your ground. Maybe you received a compliment and were surprised by how good it made you feel.

The really wonderful thing about moments like these are that they can happen anytime and sometimes when you least expect them. They can also turn everything around. Just when you begin to second guess yourself, you’re reminded of your progress.

Don’t give up. You are making progress!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I celebrate small victories.

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Trying Without Excuses

“C’mon! Give it a shot.”

The fear of not knowing how something will turn out is enough to make anyone say, “Forget it.” Rather than dealing with problems head on, sometimes it’s easier to ignore them and hope they’ll go away. When we’re tired of trying, it’s tempting to think that, since nothing has worked in the past, we’re powerless.

Does any of this ring a bell? If so, it’s probably because you put way too much pressure on yourself to have things always work out well. With a mindset like this you’re missing out on opportunities, relief and good fortune, simply because you didn’t try.

There are no guarantees in any of our lives. Things may or may not work out. Just because they “may not” work out, it’s not an excuse not to try.

Next time you find yourself saying, “Forget it,” or “No thanks,” give it a shot and say “Why not?” instead. Jump in with both feet and see what happens!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am comfortably taking risks.