Don’t Stay Down

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.”  – Thomas A. Edison

How many times have you tried your hand at something and failed miserably? In that moment you are engulfed in sea of emotions and “The Voices” start their campaign of lies.  I define The Voices as thoughts or beliefs that counteract your motivation to succeed.


Depression YOU are a failure.
Low Self-Esteem YOU should have stayed in your place.
Embarrassment/Shame What were you thinking to try that?
Frustration/Anger It’s not your time.
Inferior/Limited YOU don’t have the education or the resources to accomplish that.
Reluctant Your dream too big.
YOU should be more practical.

Another reason success can allusive is based on the notion that dreams are unobtainable, that they are not rooted in realty, and that they are simply child’s play. Again, more lies.


  • What negative thoughts plague your mindset?
  • What experiences or who has helped alter what you believe about yourself?

Once the fog of the lies begins to lift refocus on your why which is your dream. You were given that dream/vision for a reason.  Your dream is the foundation of a goal. Begin the process of achieving your goal and accept the fact that path will not be straight nor easy. Do not let lies kill what has been placed on your heart to do.  Get back up! The world is waiting on what you have to offer.

Affirmation: I affirm today that I will NOT stay down. I will get back up and try again!



Published by nicoledecandas

Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to, do you know? Do you get what you're hoping for? When you look behind you there's no open door. What are you hoping for, do you know? - Theme from 'Mahogany' We are ALL created and exist to fulfill a purpose. This page is devoted to discovering how to reach our full potential... One dream, one affirmation, and one step at a time.

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