Taylor Swift + The Power Of Positive Self-Talk

Monday, August 17, 2015

Love or hate her music (LOVE!), Taylor Swift is everywhere these days. She is becoming an uplifting role model for young women and putting joy out into the world with her positive messages and catchy pop and country hits. 

Whether she's with her big posse of friends, on tour, or even on her blog, she is out there spreading positivity. There's so much to be said for being able to choose joy and to readily share it. As she says in this speech, mistakes mean you're learning. You're growing and learning and becoming a better you. There is nothing wrong with learning from your mistakes. In fact, it will put you ahead of the game if you take lessons from every hard situation you encounter, whether by your own hands or someone else's.

Check out her three minute speech and don't forget to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are everything. My favorite points are below. Preach, Swifty, preach.

You are not the opinion of someone who doesn't know you.
You are not damaged goods because you've made mistakes in your life.
You are not going nowhere because you haven't gotten where you want to go yet. 

You are your own definition of beautiful and worthwhile. 
You are someone who is wiser because you made mistakes. Not damaged. Wiser.

You are somebody who could be, at this moment, right now, sitting there, going through whatever you're going through in life that is stressing you out and making you upset. But... you got up, put on an awesome outfit and came to [insert your activity today here]. 

It's not about perfection. It's about just getting on with things sometimes. You don't have to do it perfectly. We mistake our mistakes for damage, and think other people will judge us for them. Mistakes don't make you damaged. They make you clean.

And remember... always choose joy.

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