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You can increase your self-confidence and strengthen your sense of identity by using daily affirmations to reinforce or change your thoughts about yourself.

When you choose to increase your self-confidence, you can take heart in your level of intelligence and your value as a human being increasing as well. The connection between your self-confidence and sense of identity is proven, and strengthening both qualities will bring positive results in your life.

Work to ignore the negative things said to you in the past by people who doubt your character and your abilities – push that negative aside to view your present with more objectivity.

Every 21 to 28 days, you grow a new layer of skin – and in doing so, you become a new creation. Take advantage of that physical fact and release the hurts and pains of the past 30 days by moving forward. Center your thoughts and your emotions on what’s ahead for you – take steps to ensure positive results, and affirm your ability to make your dreams and goals a reality.

You have talents and gifts within you that make you valuable to the world. You must focus on those gifts – are you really seeing them? Reject the troublesome thoughts that encourage you to compare yourself to others – especially if that comparison often leaves you wanting.

Compare the YOU that is present today with the you that existed in the past and notice your growth and maturity. You’ve learned a lot – implemented what you’ve learned – and you’re not the same person you were last year or even last month.

Comparison to other people can cause you stress and pain – especially if you perceive them as being miles ahead of where you are now. The journey you see on social media isn’t the whole story – you’ll never truly know the exact steps they took on their individual journey unless you lived it with them.

Focusing on someone else’s “highlight reel” can make you feel inadequate and less-than and you can reject those feelings and that comparison. Are YOU ahead of where you were last year at this time? Even if you don’t have material goods to show for your progress, you DO have more knowledge, more insight, and more wisdom than the “You” of the previous year.

Negative people around you will enhance your self-doubt. If you are seeing yourself negatively, you can hold yourself back from achieving your best progress. Shut out the negative voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t good enough.

You are MORE than good enough. Your self-confidence should increase as you recognize that your life is unique and worth far more than anything money could buy.

Choose to believe in yourself – use the affirmations below to encourage that self-belief and see yourself through the eyes of love instead of the eyes of comparison with others. You’ll strengthen your self-confidence and your identity by changing the way you look at yourself and consistently affirming yourself.

Affirmations to Strengthen Your Self-Confidence and Your Identity

I wake up and remain positive at all times.

I am confident, I am happy, and I am me.

I am ambitious, I am worthy, and I deserve to achieve my dreams.

I choose to believe in myself at every turn.

I feel comfortable in my own skin.

I am focused, I am talented, and I am brave.

I will accomplish every goal I set.

I love myself.

This universe was designed for me.

I believe in my abilities.

I am enough.

I am strong enough, I am smart enough, I am me and that is enough.

I am proud to be me.

About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 35+ to Express their most Dynamic, Intriguing, Vivacious, and Authentic selves with the Power of Journaling and Affirmations.

You can learn how to use these time-tested proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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