We all do it.
“I’m so fat.” “I’m not good at that.” “It’s too hard.” “I’m too sensitive.” “I don’t care anyway.”
Belittling who we are, what we do, what we stand for, sometimes without even realizing it.
No big deal, you might think.
But what if all we think, say and feel are all we are – the ways we allow ourselves to fit into the world?
That’s a pretty. big. effin’. deal.
Negative talk is an epidemic, a virus that spreads under the radar and affects everything we do. We limit ourselves, our relationships, our bodies and our worth by latching onto these default phrases that leech their way into and onto our minds.
Negative talk – especially the casual negativity that’s become our vernacuar – keeps us in a safe zone of stagnation. It’s a deceptive mothereffer that sneaks up and distracts us; convinces us we’re doing something to activate true, lasting change.
We get addicted to the problems instead of freed by the solutions.
And it’s not intentional; we don’t mean to be so mean to ourselves. It’s become easy. It’s become normal. It keeps us focused on the same negatives, makes us addicted to the idea we are striving for something.
And hey, everyone else does it.
Most people will commiserate or negate what you’re saying – You’re gorgeous! You’re brilliant! You’re born for this, babe! – but the harsh words keep coming back. We’ve created a normal where that’s how we bond, that’s how we connect. Over our problems. Over our limits.
Screw that. And screw blind optimism.
You need tools, not pep talks. You need proactive resources, not reactive reflections.
WANT is all that and more.
WANT redefines what it means to want your body, your love, your work, your place – what it means to want your SELF.
Confidence is not synonymous with vanity. Power is not synonymous with pettiness.
To be fearless is not to lack fear – it’s when the fear is less than the faith.
To be the You you know you’re meant to be, you’ve got to spread the (good) word.
To be all-inclusive you’ve gotta go all in.
To WANT yourself isn’t about fighting against what you’re not – it’s about fighting for what you’ve always been meant to be.
So dive in.
Move forward fearlessly – finally.