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Advice to My Younger Self | Jane Taylor

If I Could Give Advice To My Younger Self,

I Would Say…


Give Yourself Permission to Be Your Own Best Friend!


Why? Because as the Buddha has been quoted as saying – “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection.”



Do you remember a time when you were free-er and happier than what you are now? Do you remember a time when you thought you could achieve anything? What happened, when did you stop believing and dreaming?

  • When was the day, month or year?
  • The time?
  • Where were you?
  • Who were you with?


Maybe you remember some of those details or maybe you don’t – either way is OK. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way and it is not too late to start saying YES to yourself and being your own best friend. Saying YES to –

  • YOU – that gift and talent that is buried inside that lights you up
  • Being responsible, taking full ownership and accountability for your life
  • Starting that project or business you dream of
  • Identifying your goalsvalues, dreams and vision for your life and then taking action
  • To your worthiness, talents, skills, capabilities and value in this world
  • Questioning and inquiring in to your life and living the truth of who you are
  • Accepting people for who they are and not trying to change what other people think of you.
  • Surrounding yourself with people who lift you up and inspire you.


Where Do You Start?

Just start with where you are at. As Lao Tzu says ~ “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” You don’t have to know all of the answers to start, you just have to commit and take the first step. Deep down inside you know what you need to do today, you just have to learn to trust your own voice and heart wisdom.


I hope you give yourself permission to be your own best friend and remember – “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi



Jane Taylor | Speaker, Mentor & Coach at Habits for Wellbeing –

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