When our fears, weaknesses and views about life are colored by low self-esteem or lack of self-worth, we are restricted. It seems as though we have a road map that leads to nowhere. What we don’t always realize is that we created the road. It is a reflection of what we think about ourselves. We measure the future by the errors of the past. We make agreements with ourselves or others, which we do not keep. We surround ourselves with people and situations that degrade, devalue and limit us. Then we question why we have no confidence. No matter what race we are or what other people think or say about us, the first limitations we must overcome are those we place on ourselves.
New patterns of living are open to me.
From Acts of Faith
by Iyanla Vanzant