The thing about life is that it pushes back, and although this might not be what we truly want it is often in our highest and best interests to be challenged. This doesn’t mean you should go out looking for a fight but when opposition, challenges, obstacles and the likes are put before you you do not need to see it as a negative. In fact, I often tell my clients to thank the obstacle for arriving, life doesn’t happen to you it happens for you, so if it is a gift then you can choose to be thankful for the gift and find a way to use it for outstanding results. If you feel weighed down by a challenge you will never see your way through it, if you see it as an opportunity to learn no matter what you will take something away from the experience.
Even if I face opposition, I stand firm in my convictions and self-awareness. I know why I have the beliefs I do and why adhering to them is important to me. I am aware that a challenge only helps to prove whether or not my values are really true for me.
If others ever claim to know what is right for me, I remain strong enough to stay true to myself. I am assured that conviction leads to respect: respect of self, as well as respect from others. And as I increase my self-confidence, I am better able to trust others to act in accordance with their highest good.
My values are well thought out and are true to my highest vision of myself. They come from a place where I am deeply aware of what makes me happy. My beliefs are tied into my conscience so they allow me to feel at peace at the end of each day.
I know that even in the most challenging circumstances, things can only get better if I stick to my convictions. Not standing for something means falling for anything, so I choose to stay firmly on my feet.
Today, I commit to owning and embracing my values, even in the face of opposition. I treat my intuition about right and wrong as I do anything that is dear to my heart. I stand strong and defend my beliefs because I know they come from an honest place.
- In what ways could entertaining opposition of my values serve as food for thought?
- How much influence do my experiences have on my beliefs?
- Do the convictions I learned from my family play a part in what I believe? Do those values serve me?
when facing an opponent strengthen your values not your armour
If you haven’t used affirmations before there is no right way or wrong way to get started. Whether you print them out and read when you like or record them into your phone and listen to them up to 3 times a day, so long as you connect with the affirmation then you are on your way to mastering it. You can also choose an inanimate object that symbolises the concept for you and carry it with you in the day, or add something meaningful to your vision board. You can use this affirmation as part of your meditation. Some people just like to use them as talking points with their friends or inspire them to make wallpapers to share on social media. Whatever feels right, is what was intended for you now you have found your affirmation, so have fun with it.
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