Louise Hay says; "Part of self-acceptance is releasing other people's opinions. Many of the things we have chosen to believe about ourselves have absolutely no basis in truth. Remember, feelings of inadequacy start with negative thoughts that we have about ourselves, but these thoughts have no power over us unless we act upon them. Whatever pain we might be in, let's choose thoughts that nourish and support us."
Louise's corrective statement goes something like this; 'I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.'
I have found it useful to state the concept but to use my own words in the corrective statement. Using our own words and hearing our own voice saying them connects us to the emotion that is needed to make faster and permanent changes in our thoughts.
I then meditate on my corrective statement. Meditation is an excellent way to realize that true self happiness and contentment comes from within. We have all tried to find that person to make us happy or buy that thing to fill our void and we are still left with a lack.
Buddha says to be happy we need to release the mind's three poisons; Greed, Hatred and Delusion. Greed is wanting more things, Hatred of others or allowing their actions to cause us to be angry and mean and Delusion is seeing things how we want them to look instead of how they are.
Thinking positive about yourself and positive actions within your day WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE. Then understand you are in the process of becoming who you desire to be. Correcting your thoughts each time you catch yourself trash talking yourself or anyone else! This part about anyone else is very important, if you want happiness this means no harm towards anyone, in thoughts or actions.
Remember, you are in the right place, at the right time doing the right thing. Continue to become happier, wiser and stronger and accept yourself the way you are in each step of your beautiful lifes journey!