Every time more often than not, we have moments that make us question our self-identity and our worth. Like when we didn’t get the invite to sit at the table, we longed for. When you work so hard to be heard, and your words bounce back at you. If the grass looks greener at every other site but yours. When thin tendrils of doubt creep at our heart, and you begin to believe the naysayers.
Girl, when you feel like you are about to go down this rabbit hole, maybe you should just put Sia + Kendrick Lamar’s The Greatest on repeat “don’t give up. Won’t give up. No no no”, and shake your waist while at it. wink
Who do you say you are? Jesus asked this question, now I am asking you. Remember who you are. Even when you fall, when life gives you a hard knock, when you go to bed in tears feeling like you can’t do this anymore, ask yourself, who am I?
Several times after facing defeat and I am almost sure I am ready to give up, I tell myself, remember the promise babe. If I have to cry doing it just to make sure I get where I want to go, I am going to do it – “Line upon line, precept upon precept” with a tear-soaked face.
So if you are ready to run the race set before you with courage, chin up, and your head held high, let these confidence embalmed words from these powerful women, affirm and remind you of your power.
Badass affirmations to boost your confidence and remind you of your power
It is indeed, a trial to maintain the virtue of humility when one can’t help being right.Judith Martin
Say whaaat? Confidence is mistaken for arrogance sometimes.
Girl, when next someone accuses you of arrogance, pause and do some soul search. Are you arrogant or you are radiating so much confidence, and they are insecure? People hate what they do not understand.
That is just by the way. These words by Judith Martin is a reminder that there is a difference between seeking advice and wanting validation. Stick to your truth, don’t second guess yourself.
You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.Lena Horne
Reminds me of a similar quote “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”.
You are inferior if only you think that you are, hence you act inferior. You feel second class because you were cultured that way.
Many times we are our own undoing. We teach ourselves, and we teach others to believe in lack. When we realize that we have a right to all things, we will walk into rooms differently. We will talk differently, and we would demand different.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.Victoria, Queen of England and Britain’s second-longest reigning monarc
Which is why I DO NOT AGREE when folks say “hope for the best and expect the worst.” No to the Way! This is the highest form of self-sabotage, anyhow you want to argue it with me.
When I fight, there is usually a funeral and it isn’t mine.—Henrietta Green, the wealthiest American woman of her time
You can cry, but don’t let it stop you. Don’t cry in one spot—cry as you continue to move.Kina, a famous YouTuber, singer, and songwriter who won the “Doritos Crash the Super Bowl”
So please cry sis, cry and keep your ministry moving.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.—Anne Lamott, an author of novels and nonfiction works
Nobody dares say ‘it landed on your lap’ when the glory comes because you know how hard you’ve worked for it. How you’ve been showing up for your future.
Oh, and we would be cheering.
A woman [who] is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men—and people in general.—Lorraine Hansberry, a writer who broke multiple records as both the youngest and the first African American playwright to win a New York Critics’
Sigh. Some of you are already walking on the “road less traveled” and, you have FOMO. But sis, if you would imagine for a moment the new experiences your unique journey would bring, the new people that would cross your path, Just think.
I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.—Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses), a farmer whose detailed, colorful, rustic paintings were displayed at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and around the country.
The only person you have to compare yourself with is you. After a hard day’s work, are you satisfied? Give yourself a pat on the back.
My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, “Just wait.”—Judy Tenuta
I get short with people who tell me you can’t do it. My reply is two words – WATCH ME.
Some people say I’m attractive. I say I agree.Jane Welsh Carlyle –
Stop downplaying compliments, stop being too modest. Sometimes when people compliment you smile and say, I know. It’s not pride.
Girl, you good?
Before I leave you, let me drop this three grit laced declarations that will power you through the coming days:
I rise above hardships.
I take care of myself.
And I am satisfied with my accomplishments.
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