What You Did Is Not Who You Are

What you did is not necessarily who you are.

Just because you did something stupid, does not make you stupid.

Just because you made a mistake, does not mean you are a mistake.

Just because you did something foolish, does not mean you’re a fool.

Just because you failed doesn’t make you a failure.

What you did can not be changed.

Who you are can.

Separate what you do from who you are.

Who they say you are, is not who you really are.

Just because he called you stupid, does not make you stupid.

Just because she called you ugly, does not mean that you aren’t beautiful.

Just because he doesn’t love you, doesn’t mean you are  unlovable.

Learn to love yourself again.

No matter what they say.

I believe in you.

Now you need to believe in yourself.


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. Truer words have never been spoken! Seriously.  Never.  Thanks, Kelly!

  2. Just like your previous post, Kelly, we have to fight hard not to have that negative statement stick.  Wonderful wonderful words!!

  3. Thanks for the pass. Walked into the men’s airport bathroom while texting yesterday. Although if I’m speaking my truth, I laughed hard right away. And forgave myself. Now if only that guy who…..

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