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Be Your Own Cheerleader

on September 2, 2013

When things don’t go your way, disappointment does happen. When things don’t go your way for a LONG time, depression and stress can set in. As much as you’d like to have others cheer you up, sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader.

Instead of focusing on the failure, focus on what you have learned instead. The more likely you learn the lesson, you are less likely to repeat the outcome.

Are you standing in your own way?  Self-doubt and negative thinking can help you create your own obstacles.  As soon as you recognize your thoughts going negative, catch yourself. Never get into the habit of rooting against yourself! 64 year-old Diana Nyad finally made her goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida – that’s 103 miles in jellyfish and shark infested water. She started at 28 years of age; It took her FIVE times to do it, and she never gave up!

Cheerleader

Are you trying to please other people, or listening/ worrying what other people are thinking? Everyone has haters, they’re there to let you know you are headed in the right direction.  Listen to your inner cheerleader – at your center, your own soul is rooting for you to succeed!

You have your own cheering section. Don't root against yourself!

You have your own cheering section. Don’t root against yourself!

Also, quit comparing yourself to anyone. This race you are running, your competitor is yourself and time. You have the same amount of time as everyone else; how you use it makes the difference. (This is a reminder to myself as well.)

I hope that these help you change the way your see your situation, and begin to cheer yourself on!

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9 responses to “Be Your Own Cheerleader

  1. I had to learn the hard way that I am on this road alone and what works for others will not work for me. I have to find my own path great post. Stopping over from GSMM

  2. sweetsavant says:

    Diana Nyad is certainly inspirational. i try not to compare myself to others, just get inspired by their efforts.

    • NiaMassage says:

      Sometimes we get caught up – I just did just a few minutes ago (a fellow therapist got a gig that I was hoping that I would be able to participate in). I realized that she was more of a fit for the needs of the client, and once that I understood that, I got off my high horse. I used it as a teaching moment, instead of just being jealous that I didn’t get the nod for the job.

      Using inspiration allows you to change the way you deal with outcomes that are out of your control. 🙂

  3. Katherine G says:

    Yes I am working on being my own cheerleader and trying to find my own way of doing things to get what I need done. It is definitely a learning experience.

  4. Comparing yourself to anyone is so self-defeating. I learned that the hard way!

  5. Chrishelle says:

    I live in a house full of cheerleaders, literally. I am their biggest cheerleader, but you are right you need to spend some time cheering for yourself. Good lesson

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