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See your self more clearly by looking inward. That is where you come face to face with your true identity. Connect with your soul and love yourself inside out. Your soul is the beautiful image, behind your eyes, that stares back at you in the mirror. Connecting with your soul will inspire you to FLY, Forgive and Love Yourself, a personal mantra and mission statement for empowered living.

Let go of disappointments, setbacks, criticism, pain, self-doubt and limiting beliefs. Forgive yourself for everything and love yourself unconditionally. You are worthy. Your worth is not conditional or contingent upon anything. You are worthy just because, no explanation needed or required. Let that be an epiphany that propels you to soar above any and everything that has ever held you back in life. Use it as a launch pad that moves you forward. Know and believe that you are more than enough, even when it doesn’t look or feel like it.  Your personal power enables you to FLY and navigate your journey.  When you FLY, you shift on to a path that leads you to your best self and empowers you to live your best life.

Have a positive attitude and it will become a magnet that draws all types of goodness your way. Be courageous and dare to let the light of your true beauty shine from the inside out. Live like the butterfly that transforms within and emerges on the other side of the struggle with beautiful wings to continue its journey in life. The broader you spread your wings, the higher you will soar.

Break free from your cocoon. Push through the shell that limits you and set your soul free. The world is waiting for your beautiful light to appear. Don’t cheat the world by playing small. Someone is depending on your light so they can find their way out of darkness. Let the world be your sky and FLY freely as God intended.

Dare to be your awesome and wonderful self. Appreciate your imperfections and be fueled by the notion of unlimited possibilities. Be who you desire to be. Do what you desire to do. Have what you desire to have. Set your intentions, plant seeds of faith, and water them with persistence and determination.

Recognize you were created for a specific purpose that cannot be fulfilled by anyone but you. Live with the fact that you are unique and one of a kind. Like the butterfly, your true beauty will captivate the world and leave a lasting impression wherever you go. FLY with confidence, joy, grace, peace and power. Stay focused on what is ahead of you, not behind. Accept yourself for who you are and know that you are not a mistake.  Dance like no one is watching. Embrace your own voice. Live each day as if it were your last. Choose joy. Practice gratitude. Love hard. Laugh a lot. Treat your mind, body and soul with tender loving care. Live! Starting right now! Because living is what really matters.

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Annette Johnson, The FLY Coach, is a motivational speaker, empowerment and life coach for women, and author. The FLY Coach uses her 25+ years experience, in leadership development, to guide women to lead and soar! Her latest book is FLY - Forgive and Love Yourself: A Path to Letting Go and Living with Inner Peace.

The FLY Coach is a radio personality and host of “FLY Conversation” on the Life Coach Radio Network. She uses her show as a platform to empower and inspire women to be their best self.

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  1. Very timely and strong! Sometime we forget just how valuable we are with so much going on, but this is an excellent reminder and keeper to keep going! I am worth it! I LOVE the message! Thanks!

  2. Excellent article Annette .. truly inspirational . .may I have permission to use it? Special thanks. Vernon

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  3. This was beautifully written, and such an inspirational message that everyone…the whole world, as Jessica said…needs to see!!

    Thank you, Annette, for such a beautiful ,
    and inspirational, and uplifting message!!

  4. Thank you to everyone for encouraging and inspiring me with your support of my message. It came from the heart.

  5. I never get tired of being inspired and honestly today I really needed this. I love a message that can be relative to anyone anywhere and I am pleased to have read this and will more than share this with everyone that I know! Thank you for the words that translate to living your life to become your best self.

  6. I am very happy that I took the time to read this. Very great piece. It has awakened me today and it is what I needed to hear. Thanks…

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