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Adopt a New Year’s Mantra: I Am Perfect!


At the start of this fresh New Year, I am thinking about the eternally fresh perfection that is at the core of each and every person.

We are all born perfect then we are conditioned to believe we are less than perfect. I think about this often because I have to remind myself of my own perfection, especially when I feel far from that beautiful state of being.

We all need reminders because society, our families and unexpected tragic life experiences are like fierce curveballs that can throw us off balance and make us believe we are not the perfect beings we were born to be. Let me tell you, you are perfect and I am perfect. But we must cling to that mantra and learn to deeply believe it. Instead of making a resolution this year, adopt this mantra.

Some people would look at me and never know what turmoil I go through at times. I fight depression, which is or can be a silent killer. Depression sneaks up on me when I least expect it. And let me tell you, depression if it isn’t fought off kills dreams, desires and hope.

I fight depression because I am a survivor of a brutal rape, anorexia, attempted suicide and breast cancer. Despite all that I’ve been through, I can say I AM PERFECT! I say it over and over enough to really believe it. You see, I self-medicate with positive survival tools! This mantra is like a power tool and it’s real easy to use.

If I feel myself sliding into a pity party, I catch myself and remember my mantra. I AM PERFECT!

No matter what blows you’ve suffered in your life, this is a new moment, a New Year and you can change your beliefs about yourself. I’m not saying it will be easy, but it will be worth it.

One of my favorite writers, James Allen, who wrote As a Man Thinketh, says, “We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things – our desires, passions, thoughts – we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world of men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them.”

If you have faced adversities and are ready to begin changing your beliefs about yourself, I can help you achieve your goal.

I do not believe in limitations. I believe you are filled with limitlessly perfect potential. I will not make it safe for you to quit and I always issue this warning: you may not like me at first, but your dream will love me. I feel responsible for keeping hope alive. Adversities can leave you bitter or better. I’ll show you how, but you’ll have to own it.

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