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Encourage Yourself by Reflecting on Past Victories – March 7 Inspiration


Encourage yourself by reflecting on past victories. Sounds like a plan! It doesn’t do us any good to dwell on our problems. We need to find solutions and then move on. Counting our blessings and past victories, though, will always be an encouraging, uplifting experience and set us up for future success.



Here is your Monday inspiration…


“When you feel yourself starting to lose courage,

talk to yourself!

Tell yourself that you made it through

difficulties in the past

and you will make it again.

Remind yourself of past victories.

Make a list of your blessings

and read them out loud

anytime you feel yourself

starting to sink emotionally.

Pray: Lord, I thank You for the victories

You have led me through in the past.

I know that You will lead me in victory today,

and I can overcome. Amen.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”


My reflections:

I can fully relate to this – I talk to myself all the time! Especially in times exactly as the devotional expresses, as a pep talkΒ  and to encourage myself as I reflect on all God’s blessings.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you able to refocus and encourage yourself by reflecting on the blessings in your life?

When you think about it, do you agree you have more blessings than problems in your life?



  1. green diva meg

    needed that!!! πŸ˜‰
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    07 . Mar . 2016
  2. Carla

    I’ve written in the past about the fact I have something called a success box. When I’m struggling. When I’m starting something new and I don’t know if it will work or not πŸ™‚ I stop and I revisit this box and I remind myself the best predictor of future success are my past successes.
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    07 . Mar . 2016
  3. Roxanne Jones

    A great reminder to focus on all that’s right with the world (and our lives) vs. what may be lacking. I spend time before I fall asleep each night giving thanks for the blessings in my life and the highlights of that day; it’s a positive way to end the day and set the tone for the next one!

    07 . Mar . 2016
  4. Salma

    That’s so true, sometimes we are so focussed on the fails or the future, we forget to remember and celebrate past victories.
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    07 . Mar . 2016
  5. Kim Eldredge - New Frontier Books

    Yes! I remind myself regularly of all the progress that has happened. ESPECIALLY when I’m working toward a big goal.

    08 . Mar . 2016
  6. Agnes Dela Cruz

    This is the simple reminders in life that we need to look over and over again. Inspiring ourself with the success and victories we surpassed makes us a whole new us again.
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    08 . Mar . 2016
  7. Elizabeth O.

    It sound a little weird, but talking to yourself is the best pep talk one could have. When all else fails and I’m about to lose it, I stop and talk to myself about all the good things that I have or have happened during the day. It helps a lot, definitely!

    08 . Mar . 2016
  8. Melisa

    Great reminder. When I’m struggling with something, focusing on succeeds in the past gives me a second wind and I’m able to refocus and accomplish what I was struggling with.

    08 . Mar . 2016
  9. Patrice M Foster

    I try to look in the mirror every morning it’s my way of giving myself a pep talk before going out into the negative world. This help me to think positive.
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    08 . Mar . 2016
  10. Lee-Anne

    I count my blessings for the wonderful opportunities that I have received every day. The more I give thanks, the more great things come my way πŸ™‚
    Lee-Anne recently posted..Art in the Streets – March 9 – 15My Profile

    09 . Mar . 2016
  11. marianne

    I am a huge fan of talking to myself. This is great advice.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  12. Ana De- Jesus

    I count my blessings that I am doing the things I love despite being so sick.
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  13. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Yes, I do. I just look at my kids and smile.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  14. Lexie Lane

    This is so inspiring and wise. Glad you shared this!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  15. Laurie

    This made me think of the phrase I’ve done it before I can do it again. First thing I thought of with that phrase was getting through childbirth for the second time in July 2015.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  16. Katarzyna

    This sounds like a great way to stay positive. Definitely, if I think about it there is many more blessings than problems in my life πŸ™‚

    09 . Mar . 2016
  17. Eugenia

    Thanks for sharing such great reminders! I love this one “Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your courage instead of your fears. ” So true. A bad day can turn into a good day with just one smile πŸ™‚
    Eugenia recently posted..Best way to communicate joy!My Profile

    09 . Mar . 2016
  18. Edwin Lao

    I agree with you here. Being grateful is a nice remedy to outcome struggles in life, be satisfied in what we have and eventually every problem you face does not matter.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  19. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I absolutely love this. It’s inspiring and it is absolutely what every single woman needs to remember.
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  20. Ayesha Heart

    Very inspiring and awesome post! Negativity in my life is already deactivated πŸ™‚
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  21. Cianna

    I’m all about looking at blessings, instead of problems, but sometimes it is a challenge when the problems are all up in your face and at forefront of your mind! Great reminder!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  22. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I always try to encourage myself on victories. Sometimes I forget to include past victories.
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  23. Liz Mays

    It’s definitely a way to put things back into perspective when you realize just how many blessings you really have.
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  24. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    As usual, your posts are spot on and exactly what I need to get going for the day!
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  25. Jessica Cassidy

    I super LOVED the last quote. Smile is contagious and it is easy to give and receive.
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    09 . Mar . 2016
  26. Mardene Carr

    Oh yes that is why I keep a praise journal as it reminds me of victories
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    10 . Mar . 2016
  27. Melanie Smith

    Sometimes i like to think about old victories and see how much I have improve myself!
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    10 . Mar . 2016

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