A dyslexic woman and successful tech entrepreneur was interviewed and asked what helped her overcome ‘the odds.’ Here’s what she said:

“Affirmations…I literally told myself the naysayers were wrong about me. I told myself exactly what I needed to hear, every single day, to move my life forward.”

Here are some of the affirmations on her list – what are yours?

1. “The biggest and most complex obstacle I will ever have to overcome is my mind. If I can overcome that, I can overcome anything.”

2. “I cannot control exactly what happens in life, but I can control how I respond to it all. In my response is my greatest power.”

3. “I have to accept whatever comes my way, and the only important thing is that I meet it with the best I have to give.”

4. “I will stop focusing on how stressed I am and remember how blessed I am. Complaining won’t change my reality, but a positive attitude will.”

5. “Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There is a big difference between the two.”

6. “I will not get caught up in what could’ve been or should’ve been. I will look instead at the power and possibility of what is, right now.”

7. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. It’s about not letting my fear decide my future.”

8. “I will get back up. Again, and again. The faster I recover from setbacks, the faster I’ll get to where I’m going in life.”

9. “My next step in the right direction does not have to be a big one.”

10. “Patience is a genuine expression of confidence, acceptance, serenity, and faith in my own ability. It’s a sign of strength. I will practice it.”

11. “When I find that I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing things that don’t.”

12. “I can always feel the genuine, positive power that flows from my decision to rise above the petty drama and distractions that don’t really matter anyway.”

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