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Contagiously Positive Lesson: Taking Your Power Back

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CP Lesson (January 14th, 2016)

Our culture today believes that we are entitled to a great life. We try to change our circumstances, our careers, our health, our happiness and our finances by looking to others to give us these things. Here is the truth – the whole truth and everything that I know to be true today based on the 37 short years I have been alive. The only person who can determine what kind of life you will live, and the quality of what that life will be is you.


Creating the life of your dreams means giving up all excuses and all stories as to why you don’t have it. From this moment on, I don’t want you to have a limiting belief that you are a victim. You are so much stronger than you think. You have all the power and the only way someone else can take it away, is if you give it away. Your past does not need to define your present and it most definitely doesn’t need to define your future.


If something doesn’t turn out as planned and you want to get another result, start by asking yourself some very powerful questions.


How did I create that?

What was I thinking when I had that reaction?

What were/are my beliefs?

What I did I say or didn’t say?

Could I have reacted or responded differently?

Should I have asked for help? If yes, who could I ask next time?

What did I do or not do to create that result?

What are the benefits of trying it another way?


Now for the most power question – what do I need to do differently to create the result that I want? This is always the question that I ask myself when I need a power boost. What can I do? What do I need to do? What do I want to do?


Here are some more powerful questions:


If I want to be happy, what can I do to make myself happy?

If I want to be healthy, what should I eat to be healthy?

If I want to have a fit body, what actions should I take to achieve it?

If I want to be loved, where do I need to give love?


So much power lies within the actions that we ourselves take. So much power lies with your thoughts, your movements, your choices, and your attitude. So much power lies within YOU.


“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

Jim Rohn


Sending you oodles of positivity, happiness and joy,

Laurie-ann Sheldrick, The Contagiously Positive Girl

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