Are You Your Own Best Cheerleader?

Are you your own best cheerleader? There are some mornings when I really dread getting up, getting dressed, getting out of the house. Then I have to give myself a rah-rah-rah just to keep going.

One of the most important ways to make this next chapter count is learning how to cheer ourselves on when times are tough.

I read that every really successful performer — athlete, writer, musician, singer — knows that there will be off-times. Like that song, “Momma said there’d be days like this.” Some days are just harder to handle than others. For me, the key is to pretend there are cheerleaders on the side of the field cheering me on. I remind myself that I might be tackled by bad luck or bad health or a bad performance, but I have to keep going to reach my goal.

What do you say to yourself in those tougher moments? Are you your own best cheerleader?

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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