On a day when little Jessica was feeling particularly thankful, she stood in front of a mirror and listed off everyone she liked: her dad, cousins, aunts, mom, and sister. She then went on to expressing how much she liked her school, her hair, her pajamas, and her room.
My whole house is great… I can do anything good…
Jessica is now 13 years old with aspirations of being either an interior designer or a lawyer. But back in 2001 when this video was filmed, she was a cute little girl doing something that adults often forget to do: talk to ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves how much we love and appreciate everyone in our lives.
Several authors, experts, and teachers assert that having a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations like little Jessica’s will help us achieve success. Affirmations are an extra tool in our arsenal to allow us to reach our goals and potential.
Affirmations are also an excellent way to raise our self esteem. When things aren’t going well it’s easy to tell ourselves what we could’ve done or said to make things better. But it’s much tougher for us to stop our negative thoughts in their tracks, go to a mirror, and tell ourselves that we love us just the way we are. If we had started this practice as young as Jessica, it might have made it easier to do as we grew older. However, it’s never too late to start. Daily-Affirmations.com gives us a great example of the words you can say to yourself every day until you believe them:
I love and accept myself. I understand and accept that my imperfection makes me perfect. Therefore, I am perfect exactly as I am and will remain perfect as I learn and grow.
To watch the Youtube video go here.
To get more affirmations from Daily-Affirmations go here.