How your internal dialogue sets your life standards


Every single woman I know struggles in some way or another to live up to the standards…

…the standards society puts on us, standards our bosses, families, and friends put on us.

But mostly, the toughest standards are those we set for ourselves.

We place unrealistic standards on ourselves and then are surprised and disappointed when they can’t be achieved!

There’s no shortage of feeling not good enough, insufficient, unloved, overwhelmed and overworked.

I’ve spent years working to try to eliminate the negative self-talk, the guilt and shame, and the dark cloud that covers our perception of who we think we should be.

And unfortunately, I don’t think our reactions in a moment of negative feelings will ever completely disappear – especially when the source stems from previous trauma or negative messages we received as a child. But, our ability to recover from those feelings and reduce the frequency and severity is completely possible!

It’s hard work. But it’s not any harder than what we juggle every day as moms.

It takes uncovering the truth, shifting our thoughts and actions, making radical commitments to yourself and the things that really matter to you.

And more than anything, it takes perseverance and resolve like you’ve never known. You have to continually ask yourself difficult questions and never settle for complacency in your answers.

Once you go all in and do the work, everything starts to align.

What would that mean for your life?

You’d show up differently. You’d see the change through your children’s actions. You’d see your husband sit up and take notice. You’d see your friends and family ask what was different about you. You’d accomplish things in your business you never imagined.

I know because I’ve experienced all of that and even more than my wildest dreams.

It’s a quiet power. But it’s all a power you already have inside yourself.

But unleashing it depends on how bad you want it.

Dear friend, imagine what your life would look like if you woke up every morning confident and equipped to handle the day ahead?

I believe in you and see how hard you work to do what you think is best.

It’s not a matter of running a hamster wheel the fastest.

It’s a matter of shifting your paradigm. Seeing things in a way you’ve never seen them before.

And the beautiful thing is everything you desire is already lined up for you.

You just have to choose it.


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Kelly Garrett

Kelly Garrett

I'm a wife, mom to 4 kids, writer, and entrepreneur. I write about the journey of discovering yourself, learning how to love yourself, and to find your elusive self-care routine.

1 Comment

  1. נערות ליווי בתל אביב on November 16, 2023 at 5:34 am

    Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not fail me just as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, nonetheless I genuinely thought youd have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something you could possibly fix if you werent too busy searching for attention.

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