The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Believe in Your Greatness

Apr
10

Recently on Twitter, someone shared a video of Jay Z doing a radio interview. Not only am I a fan of him as an artist, but I enjoy listening to him speak about life.  The wisdom that comes from him inspires me. Recently, on Twitter, someone retweeted the following video:

 

In the video, he dropped a gem that I needed to hear.

[bctt tweet=”Always believe you’re great even before anybody else believes it. – Jay Z ” username=”MsWalton”]

I get in my own way.

I overthink things.

I get so wrapped up in planning that I never execute.

I use everyone else’s experiences as my blueprint…and fail.

I don’t tell myself how great I am.

I shouldn’t rely on others to recognize my greatness. As long as you believe in your greatness, that’s all that matters.

I needed this reminder from Hov.

Thank you sir.

Believe In Yourself First

Jun
23

I know that I’m good at telling stories. By no means am I bragging, but I know that I’m good. The problem is that I didn’t believe this manuscript was good. I didn’t believe that I had a manuscript that was good enough to be published.

To boost my confidence, I sent a few chapters to a friend of mine. She’s an avid reader and has NO problem letting me know her opinion. I was so nervous waiting for her to finish reading. I remember sitting around watching TV and being bombarded by text messages asking where were the remaining chapters.

It was that moment that I realized I needed to really believe in myself. While my friend believes in me, none of it matters if I don’t believe in myself. There are so many dreams I want to come true however, none of it will happen if I don’t believe it will come true.

Just believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place.

 

 

 

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