No matter how you feel: “get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” The quote above is my daily mantra which I repeat to myself 3 times each morning. I look at myself and make eye contact in the mirror. I softly repeat out loud, “get up, dress up, show up, and never give up”. Instead of focusing on the bags under my eyes, my devilish hair, nor my morning breath; I allow myself to absorb strength and confidence from my daily mantra.

Getting Up

How one feels when they fall asleep versus when they wake up can vary. It is important, no matter how you feel, to live life at the fullest. Not all events can be controlled – but our reactions to each situation can. Reactions can be described as, “life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” You have the power to be either a glass-is-half-empty or glass-is-half-full kind of person.

Dressing Up

Dressing up no matter how you feel takes courage. Sometimes we let our feelings get in the way and isolate ourselves from the world. Confinement may seem like the easy choice at first but in reality the bad feelings just keep brewing and intensifying. Get out of bed, look at yourself in the mirror, and repeat the mantra. Start your day with confidence and go outside, meet new people, and enjoy each challenge.

Showing Up

Showing up is an internal battle that requires strength and motivation. It is easier to avoid showing up – but why not accept the challenge and prove you have what it takes? Give yourself the opportunity to feel good! Your life on this planet is always another day in paradise. Talk to yourself the way you would talk to a loved one; give yourself the motivation and courage to face the world. Regardless of how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

Never Giving Up

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Life is full of opportunities, take advantage of all that come your way. Learn from your mentors, appreciate the present, and greet the future with open arms. Always be prepared to live. Do not be harsh on yourself if there is failure or setbacks as we all experience these from time to time. Failure gives us the opportunity to grow stronger and succeed using a process of elimination. Admit to your flaws (everyone has them) and correct the ones you can. Most importantly, love yourself: get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

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