The Most Influential Person In Your Life

We all have people in our lives that mean the world to us. It’s the people we go to with our problems or hurt feelings or even the great things in our lives. We value their thoughts and opinions. We listen to their advice. We know they truly care about us. 

You probably don’t have to many of these people. Truthfully no one should. These are the people in your life with influence. And they are vital!

I have a few myself. Some are family members. Some are Pastors. Some are friends who think entirely different then I do. They all bring a little something different to the table. They have helped shape me into the person I am today. 

But none of these people are the most influential in your life. 

The most influential person in your life is YOU!

Believe it or not… The person you listen to the most in your life is yourself. We are in a constant conversation with ourselves… Trying to decide which way to go in our lives. Sometimes we get it right and sometimes we get it wrong. But one thing is for certain… We are the ones we listen to the most. 

So what is it you’re telling yourself?

You are the sum of your thoughts and emotions. If you’re telling yourself you can’t do something… You can’t. If you’re to scared to take the next step in life… You’ll stay right where you are. 

On the flip side… If you can begin to tell yourself that you can do anything… Chances are you’ll get there. If you get out of bed and say today is going to be a great day… Guess what… It probably will be. 

Sure there will be things within our days that try to rob us of that… But don’t let it. Stay positive. 

I have found that when I begin to tell myself that I’m having a bad day… I believe myself. And when I say today will be a great day… I believe myself! When I want to quit… Sometimes I’m just waiting for me to give myself permission. And when I’m determined to finish… I need me to keep pushing myself. 

I listen to me. You listen to you. We’re our own greatest influencers. 

What is it that you are telling yourself. Is it positive or negative. Do you believe it? 

Let me tell you what I tell myself:

  • You can do it. 
  • You’re gonna make it. 
  • God loves you. 
  • I believe in you. 
  • Keep moving forward. 
  • Don’t you dare give up!

You must believe in yourself!


Brandon Hester