I regularly post inspirational and motivational quotes on Instagram. One day I posted a quote that simply said: “Let’s see what will happen if you decide not to give up.” A short while later I got a text from a friend who told me that when she saw this quote she burst into tears because all day she had been considering giving up on her dream of being an entrepreneur.

As a writer, I obviously believe in the power of words. I believe we can read books, blog posts, short stories, essays, and poems that can completely change our lives. And as this story shows, even a quote on Instagram seen at the right time can have a huge impact.

But there’s no need to wait around for the right quote to pop up in your social media feed. You can start writing personalized affirmations and speaking them over yourself every day.

Here are 21 affirmations to get you started.

One day at a time God and I can do anything together.

Everything is working together for my good.

What God has for me is for me.

I have a tribe of amazing women who support me in all I do.

I will not apologize for who I am or what I want.

I have more than enough time and energy to do all the things I love.

I attract love, wealth, and good health.

I know who I am and what I can do. The opinions of others will not define me.

No matter what the day brings I will remain confident and calm. No circumstance can destroy my peace.

Today and every day I choose joy.

Each day brings me amazing opportunities.

I am the author of my own life.

I am a confident creator, creating a life that I love.

I am a writer and I live a life worth writing about.

The words I write are powerful and purposeful. The world needs to read my story.

My words have the power to change lives.

I have the power to change my life at any moment.

I move through the day with gratitude and grace.

I conquer all obstacles with grit, gumption, and grace.

I am intentional in all I write, all I say, and all I do.

Each goal I set out to accomplish will be achieved.


What are some of your favorite affirmations?