You Are Better Than You Think

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What you expect from people is what they will give to you. If you expect the best, the world will give you the best. If you expect the worse, the world will give you the worse. The message you sent out into the world about yourself is what you will get.

What are you accepting from people? What are telling yourself? How are you thinking about yourself? What are you expecting from people?

Let us face it. People will not love you if you don’t love yourself. If you want people to love you, love yourself first. If you want people to value, respect, honor, celebrate you, you MUST do them to yourself first.

You are a unique human being. Period. Don’t put yourself down. Don’t think you are not good enough. You are good enough. Don’t think others are better than you. No, they are not. Don’t think you are not smart enough. Yes, you are smart enough.

Don’t worry yourself thinking about what people are saying about you. What matters is what you are telling yourself. What matters is what you are telling the world about yourself. So tell the world something great about yourself. Say something good about yourself. Things like, “I am smart.” “I am beautiful.” “No one is like me.” Never say negative things about yourself.

A. A. Milner said, “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” I will add: “You are a unique human being. No one is like you.”

No matter where you are, what you are doing, where you are doing it, with whom you are doing it, always stay positive. It is hard to do sometimes, but you will reap the reward if you can do it. People will say terrible things about you, remain positive. You will tell yourself negative things, remain positive. You will run into trouble, remain positive. You will doubt yourself, remain positive. Even when there is no light, shed light on your life and on the lives of others around you.


You are better than you think. Yes, you are.