Our Best Self

Our Best Self // Part Three


Maggie Valley

Figuring out who we are is a process and one that becomes much easier when we’re kind to ourselves. Here are the last three tips of this series.


Our Best Self // Part Two


I always feel like my best self when I’m full of energy and in a great mood. It’s when I’m stressed and not in such a great mood that I start to question why I can’t be happy all the time. It’s in those moments I have to remind myself that sometimes all I can do is nothing at all.

Here are three more tips for achieving our best self.

Our Best Self // Part One

The truth is, you never had control in the first place. The only thing you do control is how you respond to your disappointments and unexpected obstacles. And here you have some options.

You can allow the river of fear, anger, and disappointment to just rage…

Another possibility is to keep trying harder. You can turn yourself inside out trying to make things happen…

But you have yet another choice.

You can get to the place where you can say, ‘Not my will, but your will [God]. I’m not in control. You are.’

If you can do that, if you can leave the puppet strings in the hands of someone who actually knows what he is doing, you’ll have a lot better chance of surviving your shattered dreams. – Pete Wilson, Putting Plan B Into Action

It was after 2:30 a.m. and one too many sleepless nights when I finally decided enough is enough.

It’s time to let go of our anger toward those who were only ever our friends when they saw our faces on a regular basis.

It’s time to stop holding onto all the untrue words that have ever been spoken about our character.

It’s time to forgive those who’ve made us feel small and stripped us of our worth because we know they don’t define who we are.

It’s time to give freely and to stop expecting anything in return.

It’s time to create our best selves.

For the next three weeks, I’ll be setting three goals that will help us live with intention and purpose.

It’s time to move forward.

It’s time to grow.