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4 Things You Need To Give Up

Written by Karen Gibbs

4 Things You Need To Give Up

Of course there are possibly far more than 4 things you need to give up, but this list of 4 definitely have to go if you want to move ahead in your life with confidence. Life happens, and the many different situations we live through wear us down. Disappointments, loss, trials, heartaches, sorrows and anxieties all accompany us through life. However, we need to remember, that for every trial we face, there is a blessing around the corner. We only have to believe this, stay strong and  rid ourselves of ….






Confidence is the key to everything we want to do in life. We can’t live a positive life with negative thoughts. Get rid of the words “I can’t” and replace them with the words, “I can!” Be inspired, not defeated, by all your trials and turn them into something positive. Get rid of the fear that things won’t work out, or that you won’t succeed at something. You have succeeded just by trying! Failure isn’t the end, it’s just the place that you learn what went wrong before you get up and try again with your new found knowledge. That’s nothing to be afraid of! Don’t allow fear or negativity to hold you back because there’s no time like the present. The longer you put things off the more the seeds of doubt will creep in. Don’t allow anyone who doesn’t have to live with the consequences change your way of thinking. It is a very good thing to have care and respect for others, but you cannot please everyone, no matter how hard you might try. You need to make your own decisions and don’t be held back by trying too hard to please other people. Think of everything you’ve come through on our own already. You’ve survived it all and that makes you, quite simply, brilliant! Be confident, because deep down, you know you can do it…

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About the author

Karen Gibbs

'Empowering Connections' is my thing. Hi there, I'm Karen, a Circle Facilitator, Author and Coach, empowering individuals to feel connected and positively impact the lives of others.
Through my writing, I advocate for those who struggle with depression or anxiety by supporting and serving their families and friends to understand mental health issues better.
My latest book is entitled "Stop The Downward Spiral: Everything the person in your life who struggles with depression wishes you knew."
I published my first book, Scrapbook Creations, in 2002 and won the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business award for my business of the same name.
Helping others to connect and live a happy, faith-infused life is my passion. I gain inspiration daily from God and nature.
From my heart to yours, Karen x

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