Recently, I headed over to Brooke Castillo's blog to read her post, “A Legend In My Own Mind”. Basically, Brooke received some feedback from a client and this client told her that Brooke acted like a legend in her own mind.

My first thought was, “Do I do this? Do I act like I'm a legend in my own mind?”

And the answer is: I certainly hope so.

And I enthusiastically hope you do the same.

It's not about being vain or conceited. It's about believing you are fucking awesome, because if you don't believe it, how are you going to get that awesome life you dream about? Because at the end of the day, it's all about what you believe. And the most important part, is what you believe to be true about yourself.

If you think you can't, you won't. If you think you're destined for failure, you'll fail. Not to mention be miserable in the meantime. And I don't know about you, but I think that seriously sucks.

So, how does one think of them self as a legend? Well, it's a very specific solution, one with many steps, long meditations, a strict diet, daily affirmations and-

*record scratching*

No, it doesn't.

Being a legend in your own mind is just that: Make the decision. And here's some help:

  1. Start by liking yourself. Say it out loud, say it in the mirror, say it to your dog.
  2. Notice your inner-critic. Just notice. After you notice, start remembering that it IS your inner-critic and doesn't have to be your truth.
  3. Remember you have bad days because you're human and we all do.
  4. Start over at number 1 and repeat.

And here's a bonus: Think about who you surround yourself with. There is no way in hell I could be the confident woman I am if I surrounded myself with assholes. The people I spend the most energy with (my husband, Amy and Courtney) truly dig themselves too. It's contagious, magnetic and soul-inspiring.

So, who else thinks they are a legend? I'd love to know you, and your thoughts.