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You Gain Strength

Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at

There will be times when situations look and feel negative. We can’t help it. It’s human nature. 

For a moment, just pull yourself out of the situation and think about it. Try to steer your thoughts in a positive direction. It isn’t easy to stop doubting yourself for any reason, but it is so worth it when you do.

It’s a hard habit to break. But once you start thinking positively more positive things will happen in your life. It isn’t an immediate response though. You just have to believe that the more positive you think, the more positive the outcomes of your endeavours will be. It’s not going to be an overnight phenomenon. Sadly it takes time. But be confident that thinking positively will bring more positive situations to light. Even when you feel your caught in a chasm, as we often do, just look at with a positive mind and great things will come. 

You might not get to where you want to be immediately, it does take time to get there and hearsay. Be open to help from all over the place your friends, family or even strangers.

Our fears are exaggerated. They usually are anyway. How many times have you done something you dreaded yet come away thinking it wasn’t that bad? How do we overcome this? By facing our fears! It’s not as scary as it sounds. I know it doesn’t feel like it but everyone is in the same boat. 

Just for a second, I’d like you to imagine yourself without fears. It wouldn’t make you, you. And if we didn’t have fears, life wouldn’t be challenging. Challenges make life interesting, versatile and are the reasons your journey is so different or similar to mine. But nobody’s backstory is the same. That’s what makes life fascinating and perhaps, if you’re a writer like me, note-worthy. No one can tell the same story.

It’s like when you read a book, you might not pick out the section that I find interesting. We all have different tastes and there’s nothing wrong with that. There will always be someone who doesn’t like what you like, but when you come across this person or people you just need to have the confidence to say: ‘This won’t shake me. I’m built of stronger matter than that.’

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at 


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