Most people are unaware of the good within them because someone along their journey told them lies that prevented them from seeing their good qualities. I certainly collected many lies about myself from my childhood. It took me many years to change my thinking and start acknowledging the good within myself. The way that I was able to get rid of lies about myself when I was seventeen was by asking a few people that I trusted and respected if they would write down five of my good qualities. Young Woman Bending Down and Smiling with Arms Stretched Back, There is Goodness Within YouI read this list over and over until I started to believe everything that was written. Once I started to develop some self-esteem, I then was able to see more good within myself and I stayed focused on the good within me.

What I did can help you as well. Ask the people in your life that you trust and respect to write down five of your good qualities. Read this list as often as possible throughout your day. In order to live an extraordinary life, you must see and acknowledge the good within yourself. If you are unable to see your good, then you cannot fully be happy, enjoy your life, and experience great joy.

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in

yourself. It is not in your environment. It is not in

luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”

Orison Swett Marden

Do you know that no one on earth is more worthy than you? Stop telling yourself lies that block this truth. You have many great qualities. You even have some fantastic qualities that you are unaware of at this very moment. When do you focus on your good qualities? If the answer is never, now is the time to change that pattern. In addition to acquiring your list from others, take a few minutes each day to focus on some things that you like about yourself. To begin, take the next five minutes to write down ten things that you like about yourself. Keep adding to this list each day for the next two weeks. When you begin to fully see the good that lies within you, your life will never be the same!

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