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A Declaration of Self-Esteem for 2023

Happy New Year! Cleaning and organizing files can be a fun task for the new year. I collected so much during my journey throughout the past 52 weeks of 2022. What a joy it is when I come across inspirational material that I may have forgotten about.

I wanted to share a poem with you I came across when rifling through a stack of papers I found. I hope you find inspiration in the words below — I sure did!

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I Am Me

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me, my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, and all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, and my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of myself, I can become intimately acquainted with myself. By so doing, I can love myself and be friendly with myself in all my parts.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know.  But if I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about myself.

However I look and sound, whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I look, sound, think, and feel turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.

I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore I can engineer myself.

I am me and I AM OKAY.

Recite this poem for 30 days and watch your confidence and mindset shift.

 

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LeAnne is an Executive Coach at ATI and has been coaching for over 16 years. LeAnne loves assisting others in the achievement of their personal and business goals. She helps people find the goals and dreams they really what and aids in structuring and implementing a plan to achieve those goals and dreams.