Iyanla Vanzant is a famous American inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher, author and television personality. She has made several appearances on television with Oprah Winfrey and now with her own show Iyanla: Fix My Life. Here are 12 Of The Most Empowering Iyanla Vanzant Quotes On Life
12 Of The Most Empowering Iyanla Vanzant Quotes On Life
Iyanla Vanzant with Oprah “Why You Should Put Yourself First”
1- Comparison is an act of violence against the self. Iyanla Vanzant
Never compare your life to that of another. Your journey is unique and you cannot be compared!
2- The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive. Iyanla Vanzant
Forgiveness opens the door to grace. If you want to heal, find who you haven’t yet forgiven.
3- The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want. Iyanla Vanzant
If you wan to up-level in your life, you need to let go of the things that do not serve you. That could mean people, emotions or ideas. When you let go, you open yourself up to receive.
4- Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. Iyanla Vanzant
If you do not love yourself, you will not attract the love you want. If you are not kind to yourself, others will not be kind to you. Whatever it is that you believe about yourself is what the world, and the people around you, will offer you.
5- Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change. Iyanla Vanzant
When you embrace your flaws, you place yourself on the path to transformation.
6- So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside. Iyanla Vanzant
Start doing the work on how you feel, not just how you look. The rewards are far greater.
7-Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here. Iyanla Vanzant
Have faith. The Universe has your back.
8- I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lived it and I’m still here to talk about it and help someone else if I can. Iyanla Vanzant
When we go through hard times and survive to tell the tale, it is our responsibility to do so.
9- You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself. Iyanla Vanzant
If you don’t set standards for yourself, no one else will!
10- If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. Iyanla Vanzant
Change is scary and can even seem hard. But it’s far better to try and perhaps even fail, than to live with regret.
11- All of us have ways in which we mask and cover our pain. Iyanla Vanzant
We all experience pain in our loves and we all have our own personal way of handling it. This is why it is so important to be kind to others, you never know what pain they are hiding.
12- I now know that nothing in my life will change until I change the way I see my life and myself. Iyanla Vanzant
If you want to make a change in your life, you have to start with yourself. There are no pass outs, no handouts and no shortcuts. It can be uncomfortable to admit to yourself that maybe you don’t like who you see when you look in the mirror, but doing so opens up the opportunity for the greatest gift you could ever give yourself: Self love.
Make a start on loving yourself today.
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