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Overcoming Self Doubt To Become More Confident Than Ever

Deep down I know I'm good enough just as I am. I know I was created exactly the way I am on purpose, flaws and all. I know I have the power to achieve amazing things in my life while also positively impacting the lives of others. I know that even though I've made mistakes (lots and lots of mistakes), I still deserve happiness. Although I know all of this, I oftentimes don't feel like it's true.

I still hear that negative little voice in my head more often than I'd like to admit. The voice that says things like, "You don't know what you're doing. You don't have the ability to accomplish that. You'll probably just fail, so why bother trying? You're not pretty enough, smart enough, good enough for that. What will people think? They'll laugh at you. Sure others have accomplished those things, but you're not like them. They have more money, more support, more talent, more ambition than you do. You've made too many mistakes to make a…

20 Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time

We all need a dash of inspiration now and then. You know, when you're feeling unmotivated and like you really just need a push in the right direction? Uplifting quotes from people who have succeeded in living through some of life's most difficult circumstances can be a tremendous source of insight and comfort. I put together this list of my all-time favorites. If you want a little more inspiration, here's a link to an awesome book filled with more inspirational quotes by Dr. Joe Tichio, creator of Greatest-Inspirational-Quotes.com. I'm sure there are tons of great ones I've never heard. So, leave your favorites in the comments and enjoy!


1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. -Napoleon Hill

2. Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

3. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

4. The only person you are destined to become is the person you d…

Codependency

"But, when you are dealing with someone who is hurting, remember that your boundaries are both necessary for you and helpful for them. If you have been enabling them to be irresponsible, your limit setting may nudge them toward responsibility." - Henry Cloud

I never really felt like I understood what codependency was. I'd had people explain it and I'd read about it in lots of different self-help books, but it never really clicked. Until, one day, out of nowhere, it finally made sense.

 I remember imagining a set of lanes like a freeway. I saw myself going along, living my life in my own lane while others were in their lanes. Then I imagined myself leaving my lane to  visit someone else's because they seemed to be having a hard time navigating life in their lane. In doing so, I was not only leaving my lane unattended, I was also causing that person to miss out on valuable life lessons.

 My point is that although "helping"may seem like the kind thing to d…