Positive Self Image

affirmationsI’m not a fan of self-help, but a reader of this blog reminds me about affirmations. Often writers face feelings of low self-esteem. We work alone and that doesn’t help. That nasty editor on our shoulder keeps laughing at us and insulting our writing. We need a more positive self-image

  1.  Every rejection brings me closer to success.
  2. My writing talent is a gift.  The writing I do is my gift to the universe.
  3. I have nothing to fear from revealing myself in my work.
  4. I am always growing and my writing keeps getting better.
  5. I deserve good money for my writing.
  6. My writing is important, for me, for others.can do
  7. I’m ready for success.
  8. I can afford to take chances.
  9. My time and my money are well spent investing in my writing career
  10. I become a better human being when I write something well.
  11. The world is a better place because I wrote this morning.
  12. Though all ideas have been explored, no one has exactly the same perspective as I do.  I am unique.  The world wants to hear my views.
  13. Competition is not a problem for me.  I’m me, unique.
  14. Criticism and rejection just make me a better writer.
  15. I’m a really good writer.

I especially like #11. To some, it may sound ‘over the top.’ But I believe it – even if what I wrote never gets published.affirmations

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  • sensitivenlpcoach.com
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4 responses to “Positive Self Image

  1. I love #3–I have nothing to fear from revealing myself in my work. I often need to remind myself of this as I include personal stories and unveil my own securities in my writing. But looking back, I’ve never regretted doing so!

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