I stumbled onto the words of Norman Vincent Peale recently, and they truly could not have come at a more perfect moment. For those of you who may not be familiar with him, Dr. Peale was not only a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking), but also a forefather and proponent of the theory of positive thinking’s powerful effects on our lives and well-being.
Dr. Peale said, “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” It seems there can be no better way to start off the week of New Year’s – the most symbolic of New Beginnings – than with a refreshing reminder to set simple, yet bold intentions and/or resolutions!
On a personal note, from time to time in 2013, I struggled to fully embrace my talents, so this nugget of wisdom certainly inspired me! I hope it will also provide you with confidence and clarity as you carve out your special place in the world in the New Year!