Monday, March 5, 2012

Affirmations for Turning Your Life Around

I just celebrated my 33rd birthday, and I’m so grateful to have been blessed with another year. On my 28th birthday, I had a breakdown; I felt that I hadn’t accomplished anything that I thought I would have by that time in my life: my finances were a mess, my career was stalled, and many of my relationships were dysfunctional.

While that was one of my lowest moments, I’m grateful that things happened the way they did, because that was the moment of my own personal quantum shift. I got my finances together, found a way to do what I love and learned to let go of relationships that didn’t serve me and to be open to healthy ones to come in their place. I’ve been learning and growing and accomplishing and it feels fantastic.

As I reflect on this past year, I see a very different woman than I used to see. I have peace surrounding my circumstances, I dream big and work hard every day to get closer to seeing those dreams come to fruition, and I’m surrounded by amazing, driven and supportive people. I am so grateful for many things that contributed to a better me along the way. I’m reminded to be grateful--not just for the wonderful things that have happened, but also for the things that didn’t seem so great at the time, but turned out to be exactly what I needed when I needed it.

I share this because it is my hope for you to know that no matter your current situation, you have an opportunity to turn it around. You can take negative and turn it into positive if you set your mind to it. Your future can be as bright as you can dream it. Set goals, tap into your resources and set feverishly about making them manifest. You might have to take some steps backward in order to move forward, but just keep moving forward.


I am grateful for rock bottom because I know that I can only go up from here.

I let go of those things that do not serve me in order to make room for things that will.

I trust my gut to guide me, and I work to make solid decisions.

I am patient with myself because I know that just because I don’t get it right the first time doesn’t mean that I won’t ever get it right.

I know it’s never too late to turn things around; I’m grateful that every day equals a new opportunity.

For more guiding affirmations, click here.

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jess said...

There is so much to be said of grace. It is the universal currency whose value is never subject to fluxuating exchange rates. I hope that you had a wonderful birthday and many more to come.

Kim Jackson said...

I love this: "(grace) is the universal currency whose value is never subject to fluxuating exchange rates." So beautiful. And thank you Jess!!!

Lilou said...

I can identify so much with this because I always feel like I'm not accomplishing enough. Every birthday I've had since turning 25 I'll looked at my list of things i wanted to accomplish compared it to my life and felt bad about the items left unchecked.
I agree with your quote "Your future can be as bright as you can dream it" and this is something that i'm trying to always keep in mind moving forward.
Thanks Kim...the world is less lonely knowing that other people have experienced and pulled through the things i'm struggling with now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing Kim, I absolutely love this blog and Happy Birthday. I have felt the same and have been in a similar situation. My early to mid twenties were a mess and in my late twenties I though that things were better until I stumbled onto your site. I have since began this wonderful journey of self discovery and appreciation. I am changing something about my self and am very proud of myself. I just turned 30 a few months ago and feel that the woman that I see in the mirror is totally different from the one that I used to see. Thanks so much for sharing and keep up the great work.


Kim Jackson said...

Thanks ladies! Burdens tend to feel so much lighter when you realize you're not the only one carrying them--so glad to have you to share with. And I promise: once you realize you are unlimited, you can't unlearn it. Things will only get better from here!

Zuki G said...

Kim, I read this right on time. Thanks for your post. God leads us to things at the right time when we need it.

Kim Jackson said...

I love to hear that Zuki! Yes--indeed he does. So glad my words could be a comfort to you when you needed them.

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